April 4, 2006 at 8:27 pm #1026
For those interested, the Drag has come up substantially in the last 24hrs. It’s looking sweet. See you out there! I’ll post again if it drops suddenly.
EdApril 4, 2006 at 9:30 pm #16046isaacParticipant
where s the drag’s put in and take out? whats it like ?
thanks isaacApril 4, 2006 at 9:49 pm #16047BobbieParticipant
I’ve run the middle stretch (hwy 121) from the little footbridge (you have to lie flat on your boat to get under) down to the little lake before the dam. I really enjoyed that short stretch, but I’d say it was at about the 80-85% threshold of my abilities in my playboat…
Based on that, should I drive all the way up to attempt the upper and lower sections? I still have only playboats…
~RApril 4, 2006 at 11:33 pm #16048maticeParticipant
I ran the Drag today in my EZ very comfortably. If you use your playboat most often, then I’d suggest taking it. It’s great having the super responsive boat to catch the little eddies.
There’s still lots of trees danglng in the flatwater section. We only had to walk around one that completely blocked the river. The others can be defeated by squeezing through the branches.
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Just watch the wood!April 5, 2006 at 8:48 pm #16049
Fun little creek if you’re in the Haliburton area (eg. Gull) and looking for a diversion. Short run…less than 2 kms. First rapids loses a lot of elevation in some cool drops and slides (probably class 4+). Some long flats follow broken by a few easy rapids (class 2 or 3). When you get to a footbridge you enter a small narrow canyon similar to those on the Black and Beaver. Scout this…there is a large tree down in here but it can be avoided. Some very cool moves (Class 3/4). Finally, cross under the road and run the dam in town…should be named Superboof or Autoboof…big air and huge grins!! Best part, a 1 min. walk to McKecks for an apres paddling beverage!
Put-in: Drive out of town heading east toward Bancroft on Hwy 121. While driving up a steep hill, look for a road on your left called Fred Jones Rd. Turn left and drive for about 1.5 kms. The road will obviously fork at one point….stay left . It ends almost immediately in a turn around. Park here and please get dressed discreetly. The dam and put-in is just over the hill.
Take-out: Right in town almost directly across from the Liquor Store. Listen for the roar of the water through the dam.
EdApril 6, 2006 at 12:30 am #16050
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see u on the water isaacApril 6, 2006 at 12:34 am #16051chris.lawrenceParticipant
in my Kingpin and it was freaking awesome. Cool little run, challenging drops with a 30 foot slide into a face full of foam pile at the end. Big Grins X10. Thanks Steve for a Blast of a day.April 7, 2006 at 3:30 am #16052Mike KParticipant
did u remember to take your car keys for the shuttle vehicle with you this time or you leave them in the car at the put in again? hahahahahahahaha
mikeApril 7, 2006 at 11:32 pm #16053chris.lawrenceParticipant
It wasn’t as high as we did it last time but pretty close. Didn’t need have the scouting time either. Are you running anything up there yet? ChrisApril 8, 2006 at 1:19 am #16054Mike KParticipant
all the normal creeks are still frozen solid but there are a few play spots that are good to go,
it will be at least a week before we can go do some creeking
ps i will be home april 20 to the 30th so we will have to go run the gut again
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