Huddling up in classic Idaho spring weather
Seth Stoenner showing us the way down Jacob's Ladder
Olin Winberg punching through one of many holes on the North Fork
Getting in the boofing mood
Boise local Conner Jackson getting it done
Endless Idaho style whitewater
After a day of paddling on the North Fork and a couple nights of relaxing at Seth's house we headed north to the South Fork of the Clearwater. At the Clearwater we paddled the classic Golden Canyon stretch of whitewater for 3 days in a row. Each day, as I recognized the lines better and better, the run only got more exciting. This run had countless boofs, but the two stand out rapids were Chuck's Drop and Fish Jump. Chuck's had a few different lines, and we all had a good time picking our way down the rapid. There was a couple different options for the lead-in to Fish Jump, but by the end of the drop we were all funneled back to the center where a meaty hole awaited. Most of us were able to boof over the hole, but anyone who didn't was given a thorough beatdown before flushing or swimming out.
Brian Jamieson boofing a drop on the clearwater
Erik Parker boofin Fish Jump
Fish Jump Day 1: Boofing over Risto Beatty (he flushed out shortly after)
Fish Jump Day 2: No obstacles this time, just one monster boof
SF Clearwater video that Josh Larsen and I put together
Special thanks to the Stoenner family for letting World Class crash at their pad, and to Dustin and Seth for showing us the lines down the North Fork.
Photos by Matt Rusher, Jason Cohen, and Link Jackson