Sunday, December 28, 2008


Hey everyone, here goes... I have limited time before they close down this internet cafe, so this will lack any sort of grace... and spelling correctness. So we got to Pucon at around 8 this morning and made our way to Kayak Pucon where we met up with Rodrigo and Ian. Ian took us to Rodrigo~s place on the lake...beautiful by the way... where we met up with Adam and Jared. The four of us headed to the Rio Llanchaue for our warm up.

Our first paddle strokes were off a beautiful 15 footer. And the rest of the day continued like that... OH BOY, he wants to kick us out of this joint, here are some pictures to please you all... Check back to see if we actually run the shit!

By the way that is B-ford going backwards off the drop... It was the stoutest drop on the run, and it messed up 2 out of the 3 who ran it.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Chile Begins!

Well Pat, Ben and myself just arrived in Chile. Two out of three boats arriving is not bad. The weather is perfectly reminiscent of a Bozeman summer. Needless to say we are extremely excited to hop in our boats as soon as possible. Passing over a flooding river in town a few minutes ago only adds to this.

Ben instructing me on the finer points of kayaking during our wait.

We are now waiting on our bus to Pucon which departs in seven hours. Arriving around 645 tomorrow morning we will hop on a river as fast as can be.

Its quite awesome leaving Bozeman´s negative 16 below weather and come to a place like this. We have no where near the right amount of time to boat everything here. As soon as we get some kayaking shots we´ll stick them up here real soon for you guys. Alright, full steam ahead!