Wednesday, October 31, 2007

The early years!!



These are pics of Devin and his brother Ryan on a lake paddling around when the Wonder Midget was just 8 years old or so. Believe it or not, he was paddling the inflatable around for hours till we got him back out of it.

Some things just don't change. Today it's wanting to run BZ to Husum after running the Truss.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Wonder Midget turns 13!!!!!

Great, Now I have to deal with a teenager?

Happy Birthday Devin.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Devin's Football team makes playoffs

With their season making a major turn around. What started as 0-3 has now become 4-3. Gladstone they walked over two weekends ago and this weekend faced Canby, a team that was 3-3 as well. Centennial came out with a 18-0 win in a cold raining game with the rain coming down at 45 degrees. Devin was taken out for most of the 3rd quarter after the coaches found that he could not feel his arms and had been relying on just knocking the other players over since he could not wrap up.

They have one remaining regular season game vs West Linn that is higher ranked and if they win would move them from 4th seed to 1st giving a much better chance against Lake Oswego's undefeated team. Either way, it's been a great season to have watched.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Door #5 on Horseshoe Falls @1300cfs Video

Devin on the middle line on Sunset Falls on the EF Lewis


After Devin watched Michael Williams run door #5 he was ready to give it a try. It has been my favorite line down Horseshoe. Now it is his as well!!

One other highlight to the day was Devin's beat down in Hippy John's Swimming Hole. I watched him go into the meat of the hole from the eddie below. Once held in the hole, he rolled back upright and began about a four minute surf session. Long enough for me to paddle to bank, get out of my boat, swim and run back up the bank with my rope and he was only about half done with his ride. As I fought with getting my new PFD little throwbag open he watching and laughing he told me later. HE finally worked his way out the right side. We were all quit impressed and it also kept his 1 swim record unblemished.

To those that don't know. Devin's only swim was the first time that he flipped on the river in February of 2006 while on the Klickitat River. video

Monday, October 8, 2007

Upper Butte Creek Falls

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Video we made earlier this year of Upper Butte Creek Falls. The level was approx. 200 cfs if I remember correctly. This is the same falls Alex Dey broke his back on a month or so after this footage.

vs Molalla


Devin running it in for his 2nd touchdown of the game vs Molalla.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Devin's football team loses a parent



Joshua Lamarr,one of Devin's Centennial football teammates lost his mother in a apartment fire last night. Josh was not home at the time of the fire but lost all of his clothes and belongings.

Jamee and her son Josh were on the Deschutes River just weeks ago with us smiling and having a good time. I didn't know her very well outside football but her loss will be felt by the whole team. Parents and all.

Jamee is in the center of the raft with the red helmet.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Husum @ 1.0

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After us doing a run down the Orletta section of the White Salmon with a very large group mostly made up of pdxgirpaddlers leftover from the Saturday run and a few HR locals. Devin wasn't ready to get out of his boat yet so he continued down the Middle with Meggie, Kim and other paddler I didn't catch her name, I'm terrible with names, while I headed back up to shuttle the subi.