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Taylor Cavin's Blog – August 2009 Archive (3)

I survived the Devil's Postpile

Blinking in disbelief. In the pool below "the Crucible," checking out the safely avoided sieve. photo: Alex Wolfgram



A deep, tight canyon. Somewhat against-the-rules put-in. No gauge.



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Added by Taylor Cavin on August 28, 2009 at 2:54am — No Comments

First Descent: Paiute Creek

Macy Burnham feeling the burn on the trans-Sierra hike-in to Paiute Creek. Photo: David Maurier





This summer I got a call from Wave Sportist Macy Burnham asking if I wanted to go along on the first descent of Paiute Creek, one of the main tribs of the South San Joaquin. He had no idea what the flow would be, but knew that level be darned, this was the time he had scheduled off from work and had hired shuttle drivers from Reno. I took… Continue

Added by Taylor Cavin on August 20, 2009 at 12:56pm — No Comments

Cali snow-melt finally over!

Luke Leibsch, bottom 9, MF Kings. It's been a heck of a season in Cali this year, with plenty of rain through the spring and a nice extended run-off that gave us an extra couple of weeks over the past two summers. I took off the Devil's Postpile last week completing a season that included Yuba Gap, Fantasy Falls, the first descent of Paiute Creek into the South San Joaquin, the upper North Fork San Joaquin, Upper Cherry, Middle Kings, and finally that… Continue

Added by Taylor Cavin on August 3, 2009 at 3:13pm — 2 Comments

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