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Paterson at a low level (Shocker)

Tuesday Jun 23, 2015
Kayak: Ryan, Chan
Organizer: Ryan
Difficulty: int-adv WW
Level: too low
Author: Ryan

How many Patterson reports have I put on this TR section of the VPC message board.  Well I think this one may take the record books for the Lowest EVER!!!!  Chan Smith has been bitten by the boating bug, so he would point his boat down anything.  I like to ELF - so away we went.  Besides, what do you do when you show up at Patterson Brook.  You run it - Low, High or anywhere in between. 

We had fun, and as has been said before, the bedrock does a good job of channeling things up even in low water conditions.  Also because of the extensive wood that was deposited this past winter, it made sense to check it out at low conditions.  It was definitely loaded up with wood in some pretty in opportune areas.  There had been a ton of work done in there early spring - thanks Sean L.  But we still saw a number of areas that could be sketchy at higher flows.

Chan had his first micro experience and was hooked.  To top it off - he was paddling in a boat of legend.  The Packie Embudo.  That old battleship was retired 5 years ago.  I did a bang up weld job on it so it could be used in low stress situations to learn rolling, gave it to Chan and he beat the living daylight out of it for the majority of the spring getting his creeking legs under him.


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