Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Paddling in Turkey

Author and SCUD in the midist of Perfect Portage.
In between the two trips, we had a few days off. This was nice as we where able to get in a bit of paddling. We hit up the Barhal, Perfect Portage rapid and Yusufeli gorge on the Coruh. It was a great few days of boating.
I was certainly missing it as I had been mostly rafting for the past three months. We scouted out a couple of other sections one being the Upper run on the Barhal but unfortunately it was all running very high.

David charging down the left line at Perfect Portage.

Marc Gacond and David heading through the Guts.

Marc looking small amongst the waves of Perfect Portage.

Marc and Dave heading to the Put in on the Barhal through the town of Sorigol.

The Barhal. Lots of fun wave trains and fast flowing currents with a few grade 3-4 rapids.

Dave in the midst of one of the funner rapids.
The SCUD doing well.
Marc making his way through the left of the hole.
On a scouting trip to the Upper Barhal. At this flow a no go. Photo by David.
Photos by Sophy D.

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