GC2015 Trip Report [Day 11 | 30 November 2015]

Hiked at Matkat Canyon before lunch. Nothing major to note with the rapids except Upset Rapid.

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Matkat Canyon

I decided to ride with Kelby because I was still freaked out from the last class 8 rapid. It seemed the safer choice– but Kelby ended up having the worst line. We surfed the huge hole in the middle of Upset. I was wearing the GoPro and have an interesting video where you can hear Kelby in the background, “Oh sh*t. HANG ON!”, as he pushes the oars forward with all his might and threw his body weight on me [sitting in the front] to give us enough momentum to get through the hole.

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The entrance to Upset Rapid.

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The team scouting Upset Rapid.

We had about an hour of glorious direct sun when we reached camp.

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Sun comes out, clothes come off.

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Nick and AK’s tent site.

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Not a lot of privacy at Ledges Camp, but there sure is a nice view!

River Miles: 14.2 miles
Camp: Upper Ledges [mile 151.9]

Doris [class 4]
Hundred Thirty-Eight and One Half Mile [class 3]
Fishtail [class 4]
Hundred and Forty-One Mile [class 2]
Kanab [class 3]
Matkatamiba [class 2]
Upset [class 8] – SCOUTED

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