Friday, May 31, 2013
This is a model of what they wear when they jump; kevlar jumpsuit, helmet with cage mask, daypack, let-down rope (they often land in trees), and it all weighs about 80 lbs. Yikes!
Well, that's not very reassuring.
All in all, it was a really interesting tour, we'd recommend it to anyone passing through!
Here is the north fork of the Flathead River, looking towards the west boundary of Glacier.
Saturday, May 25, 2013
Clark Fork River
Below, the Canada Geese gather their recently hatched family.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Having never done this before, I don't think I was much help...but, I helped people sign up, get numbers, etc.
The single course length is about 6 miles going around one time....half of it pretty much up.... to the top of a mountain ridge. Then, down again. Amber likes the down part, she says.
Here the first wave takes off and up the hill.
Amber chose cat 2.
I didn't get to the top of the ridge, where, Amber told me, is a series of rocky "drops" where you have to place your wheel carefully and sort of step down to proceed. This is where I waited for Amber with an extra water hand-off. A series of switchbacks can be tricky.