Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Back to Cali! South Yuba: 49 to Bridgeport

It has been a while since our last update. March was busy writing the second issue of the Dreaming of Whitewater magazine, and April was a random month of bits and pieces - mostly catching up with family and getting ready to fly out to the States.

We flew with Air New Zealand this year and had a very smooth flight from Wellington to Auckland, then direct from Auckland to San Francisco. Once we arrived in the States it took a couple of days to get things together. Getting the truck ready (which by the way, started up first try) and finding a kayak for Jess to paddle while we waited for our new ones to arrive. Once we got all the pieces together, it was time to go boating.

We teamed up with Taylor Cavin and Tyler Fox for a (slightly juicy) warm-up run on the 49 to Bridgeport section of the South Yuba. 1,800 cfs and a few weeks out of our boats made for a fun trip. This section has some really cool rapids and it was a great way to kick off the Cali season.

Tyler Fox on Corner Pocket 
Photo//Daan Jimmink

More updates coming soon... Been busy paddling!