Posted by: Columbia River | March 1, 2009

LAUNCH EXCLUSIVE

So here is an exclusive look at The Columbia Experience launch.  March 1st.  Photos.  Cold.  Ground Support out.

Ice in the river and putting on in the background

Ice in the river and putting on in the background

Revelstoke, BC. 34 degrees with rain and snow.  Day 1

Revelstoke, BC. 34 degrees with rain and snow. Day 1

Home for the next 2 months....with a fresh coat of morning snow.

Home for the next 2 months....with a fresh coat of morning snow.

Paul loading up his cataraft.  Stoked

Paul loading up his cataraft. Stoked

L to R.  Paul Gamache, Ryan Scott and Keel Brightman.  Put in.

L to R. Paul Gamache, Ryan Scott and Keel Brightman. Put in.

Cody Howard

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  1. I can’t wait to see you guys paddling under the bridge here in Hood River.

  2. wish i could join you- looks chilly but fun! warmer, longer days ahead!

    see yall downstream!
    jP

  3. How far down to the first Dam? I appreciate the added information about the route… way to go.
    Big hug Also appreciate the weather blog. How many miles did they do yesterday?

  4. That looks cold.

  5. The boys traveled 17.25 miles on March 4, 2009. They passed the town of Nakusp, BC. If you search for Nakusp, BC on youtube, there are several videos. It appear to be a substantial town.

    I figure things must be all right or they would have pulled in and called for help.

    I have been using Google Earth to compute the mileage.

  6. Total miles from the Launch to the Campsite on Day 4 is 72.87.

    (Miles computed by the ruler function on Google Earth based on GPS coordinates reported by the SPOT)

    As information it takes approximately 20 minutes from the time a SPOT signal is sent to the time it is shown on the web site. (I happened to see one come in)

    Today (day 5) they will be traveling on Arrow Lake.

  7. HI!!! Hope you guys are loving it! & staying warm. Much love to you all!!!

  8. Yeah boys!!! Looks like you are having a big cup of “cold and brutal.” I look forward to hearing your updates! Stay with it….

  9. Keep it up fellas! Were pullin for ya! Make those miles!

  10. Lot,s of time to think
    to listen
    Breath

  11. Ran into Paul and Keel just above Chief Joseph Dam, looking for a trailer to get around…hear they made good time to Kennewick… we’re enjoying watching the progress and wish our very best for the journey to the sea!


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