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Wells Laps...

Saturday Mar 26, 2016
Participants:
Kayak: Chan, Henry, Lawlor, Ryan
Organizer: Henry Shepley
Difficulty: advanced WW
Level: low boatable
Gauge (cfs): 220
Author: Ryan

We saw substantial rain on Friday so figured it would be a good day to get after some goods on Saturday.  Perfect day for it.

Chan and Henry were in route and gave me a shout, so I headed out and met them at 1pm at the F&W access area.  The water was clear and cold. No one was anywhere around, which was surprising considering that nothing else was really running in VT at the time.

We put on and paddled up to a regularly unrun rapid above the normal put in.  Nice way to warm up and get the blood pumping...

On our first lap when we got to the second rapid Mike Lawlor wa on shore looking to join us but not in his gear yet.  We said we would rip out a quick lap and meet him at the take out.  A few rapids after seeing Mike we were at El Salto.  Right line went cleanly and we were off to the bottom with a few more fun rapids in there for good measure.  The bottom rapid, Tantra had a tree in it and we wasted some time trying to remove it...  Better left to the Dartmouth kids to trim. prior to the Wells River Rumble coming up on 4/24.

Lap 2 Mike joined us and we sessioned just about every rapid twice.  The sun was out and we had the river to our selves.

We rapped with a beer and headed to P&H truck stop.  I grabbed a pie to take home to the family and the boys scarfed some of the best home cooked truck stop food in the Upper Valley!

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