Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Dammed Rivers

09 June 2012
Rivers are starting to have a number of dams built at regular intervals.  Paddling downstream, most have buoy's in front and large warning signs.  But not all.  The Indian Rapids Dam is especially dangerous.  It is an old dam that from upriver appears breached.  There are no warnings.

Getting past this old dam entails getting the boat and gear up an almost vertical "path".  It took two ropes, one to hold the boat from slipping backwards and the other to use in a pulley system and divide the gear weight (about 100 pounds) in half.

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