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Now for something TOTALLY different....

Postby mokelumnekid » Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:42 pm

Join me for ten beautiful minutes during an hour's mellow paddle on a beautiful rainy Pacific Northwest afternoon; is this the inspiration for Brautigan's "Watermelon Sugar"? I'm wearing the GoPro headcam. Link here:




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Postby maverick » Sat Jun 09, 2012 3:42 pm

That was cool MK. What class was that? Do you hands get overly warm in the glove/mitts
or do they breathe adequately? And what was the water temp?
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Re: Now for something TOTALLY different....

Postby mokelumnekid » Sat Jun 09, 2012 10:31 pm

It was easy- class II+, it was just a nice way to escape into the deep green of the Pacific Northwest on a rainy day. I can leave my desk at 10:00 AM, do this run and be back by 1:30 PM.

I am wearing "poggies" which are kind of like oven mitts that are velcroed around the paddle shaft. They are surprisingly warm, and I have no gloves on under them. Other times I use neoprene gloves. People tend to have strong preferences about these things although I use both (but never together). On a super-cold January day I would use the gloves, but once air temps start to lift I'll switch to poggies.

I don't know the water temp but it will give you an ice cream headache. I wear a neoprene-over-felt surf skull cap under my helmet to help with that if I flip. I normally wear a bunny suit under my dry suit and that is plenty warm while paddling.

Thanks for asking
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Re: Now for something TOTALLY different....

Postby oldranger » Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:48 am

George

Only a true NW person can use the words "beautiful rainy" day. Totally foreign idea from someone from the "dry side." Anyhow, Heading up to Lake Chelan and into Holden Village this AM.

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