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north fork of the Payette

Post by montana c-1 » Thu Jun 24, 2004 10:25 pm

does anyone know or has anyone heard of some one paddling the NF of the payette in an oc? I know some folks who have run it in a c-1 but my friend and I were wondering if anyone has actually run it in an oc
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Post by Larry Horne » Fri Jun 25, 2004 1:35 am

I saw a video of Nolan Whitesell and somebody else running it
in maybe the late 80's early 90"s.
That's some stompin' water.
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Post by aldenb » Fri Jun 25, 2004 3:08 am

Old Nolan did and so did CT's own Jim Michaud -- either last year or the year before last.

Do you live out there? Is it currently running? I have heard that it runs all summer due to irrigation -- true?

I saw the video of that river on "Paddlequest" -- it looks impressive and also quite shallow. I couldn't help but notice that Jacob's Ladder merits an AW rating of 5.3 at higher levels.

I dont know, if you start running stuff like that -- big and totally not stopping for 5 miles -- it ruins you for the easier stuff! I cant help but think that if you got to like that stuff, and then your buddies want to hit the Deerfield Dryway . . . hmm . . . I guess that's why guys start swimming down the river with surf boards to spice it up.

In fact, that's a good excuse to use when scouting a hard rapid. "well, i'd like to, but if I do run it, the rest of the river will seem boring."
later
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Post by montana c-1 » Fri Jun 25, 2004 10:30 pm

yeah- in the Idaho paddlers guide there is a picture of Nolan running some big water I wonder if it was taken on the NF Payette
thanks for the info guys
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Re: north fork of the Payette

Post by Dennysdad » Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:03 pm

John deredorf accompied Nolan
And bob z paddled with Jim

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Re: north fork of the Payette

Post by Dennysdad » Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:07 pm

John in a whitesell
Bob in a probe 14

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Re: north fork of the Payette

Post by billhay4 » Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:25 pm

My recollection is that they ran the Lower 5, not the whole run. I may well be wrong, though.
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Re: north fork of the Payette

Post by Dennysdad » Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:40 pm

Lower5 for Nolan
lower 5 for Jim and bob
Never heard of any oc1 on the rest of the north fork

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Re: north fork of the Payette

Post by Dennysdad » Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:45 pm

The way I heard it from bob as I recall was that they stopped in a local raft
Place and asked directions which started a you gonna run that in them
We gotta see this. So it was break time at the raft place.

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Re: north fork of the Payette

Post by edg » Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:54 pm

Back in 96 or so, I had a friend (K1) who ran it with some Team D type paddler in an OC-1. K1's comments were 1) it was pretty impressive and 2) OC-1 commented that the hardest (or maybe most tiring) part was the constant bailing.

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Re: north fork of the Payette

Post by Atlas » Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:15 pm

Anyone able to find this pics of this?

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