Thursday, May 26, 2011

Hyalite Creek solo

We got hit by a sweet rainstorm on the 24th. rained all day long. It also happened to be Davids Birthday. Out of nowhere I received a call from my neighbor Jason who decided he wanted to take me up to Hyalite for a lap, if the gate was open. I grabbed my shit and had it in the truck after he got done with his shift, at Northern Lights. As we drove up everything worked out, plenty of water in the creek, open gate at the bottom of the canyon, and a clean enough creek to kayak. At the putin I found out I didnt pack my skirt... as we are driving back down to go back to my place on the Gouch, three turns down the road, a kayaker named John rolls up the road. We flip er around and have a quick chat, only took 20 secs before John decided he was going to lend me his Holy skirt.. We drive back to the put in and I seal launch in to the frozen creek at 6:30pm for a chilly but well deserved and needed lap down Hyalite Creek. I feel like Schmitt wanted me to go creeking!

lots of boating going on..

going keep it short and sweet. lots of boating going on..
Lower Deer Creek was Killer again this year. heres a low side run

Hit up a section of Swan Creek, a tributary of the Gallatin, that my buddy Andy tipped me off to it last summer, Im calling it the Micro Mank from now on.. cant wait to see what high water looks like.

and heres a clip of the Laramie River after our Bluegrass skunk, some Big Sky boarding, some Fremont with my Sensi Pat Toft, a little four wheeling, and a run down the not so classic, south fork of the west fork of the Gallatin..

Passing of a Legend

David Schmitt was a killer dude in every aspect possible. He was a great friend, great member of his family, and sort of the guy who always went out of his way when doing anything. The sky was the limit with David and his smile brought happiness no matter the occasion. I will miss him deeply as well as the countless number of people he touched. We should all remember Dave for the awsome life he lived and the countless happy times he shared with all of us. Love you David, you are the Definition of a Legend my friend! i think i found your Kingpin!