Thursday, January 22, 2015

River list

This is a list of all the rivers that I can remember paddling on. I'm lucky to have been able to go so many places. I hesitate to publish this, because I like to emphasize a boating style that celebrates not a list of accomplishments, but a set of skills. It doesn't take much to go get your boat wet in a whole lot of rivers, and you sometimes encounter really stellar paddlers that have spent their whole career on just a handful of rivers. However, I was a little curious, and compiling the list really brought back a lot of memories, so I figured that I would share it. Of course, if you weren't on the runs, then me listing the names of the rivers won't really evoke any special memories, so this is not a very exciting article for most people, but sometimes I have to do stuff for myself, not my fans. And then post about it on facebook.
I have almost certainly forgotten a couple rivers, and I probably mistakenly listed a couple rivers twice, thinking that different runs on the same river were on distinct rivers. I loosely organized the rivers geographically, but this was just as a memory aid. I know that occasionally I fudged things a little. I think the Ottawa river is not in Quebec. I know that there are actually several states on the east coast. I am aware that Africa is a continent, not a country.

My relatively arbitrary rules for adding a river to the list:
  • I'm counting rivers that I have kayaked in.
  • Park n' hucks, park n' plays, aborted runs, etc are all counted. I ask whether I paddled in the river. If yes, it goes on the list.
  • Different forks of the same river count separately. Different runs on the same fork do not count. So Hagen creek, which is a run that starts on Hagen creek and flows into the NF Washougal, gets two entries, but Shoshone and the Grand Canyon are both on the Colorado river, so there is only one entry there.

    Leif's list:
    USA:ColoradoColorado
    fourmile creek
    eagle
    black gore creek (fish ladders)
    homestake creek
    eagle source
    Dolores
    uncompaghre
    platte, south (denver town)
    platte, whatever fork waterton is
    platte, whatever fork cheeseman is
    crystal
    crystal, nf
    crystal, sf
    roaring fork
    Arkansas
    lake creek of ark
    clear Creek
    clear creek, wf
    ten mile creek
    animas
    vallecito
    San Juan
    poudre
    Joe wright cr.
    Slater cr.
    willow creek
    yampah
    mad cr.
    San Miguel
    mwave ditch
    gunnison
    escalante
    Bailey
    bear cr.
    south boulder cr. (ELDO)
    st. vrain, south
    st. vrain, main
    big Thompson
    creek near paonia
    upper east
    daisy
    slate
    oh be joyful
    ice lake creek
    south mineral cr.
    lime cr.
    Idaho:Boise
    payette, nf
    payette, main
    salmon, main
    salmon, south
    salmon, little
    locsa
    selway
    fall river (cave falls)
    henrys fork (lower mesa)
    Montana:kootenai
    swan
    whatever river the Alberton gorge and Brennan's wave are on: clark fork?
    Oregon:rogue
    deschutes
    illinois
    santiam, nf
    opal creek
    Mackenzie
    sweet creek
    lake creek
    Wilson
    clackamas
    mollala
    hood, wf
    umatilla
    grande rhonde
    white river (celestial)
    eagle creek
    Washington:little white salmon
    white salmon
    mill creek
    spokane
    washougal
    washougal, nf
    washougal, sf
    hagen creek
    stebbins creek
    Lewis, EF
    Lewis, nf? (Lewis falls section)
    canyon Creek of the Lewis
    Columbia
    icicle creek
    wenatchee
    skycomish
    stillaguamish, sf (robe)
    tieton
    clearwater
    palouse
    ohanepecosh
    cispus
    nooksack, nf
    californiasmith, nf
    smith, middle fork
    swift creek
    willow creek
    mad river
    van dusen
    trinity, middle
    trinity, sf
    trinity, ef
    salmon, main
    salmon, sf
    salmon, nf
    klamath
    steinacher creek
    wolley creek
    bridge creek
    eel, sf
    rattlesnake creek
    yuba (gap, summit)
    yuba, sf (49 to bridgeport)
    feather, mf
    feather, nb mf
    feather, nf
    pauley creek
    lavezzola creek
    crapo creek
    bear creek
    kern river
    american, main
    american, sf
    sacramento
    brandy creek
    upper middle cosumnes
    toulomne
    deer creek
    carson, ef
    stanislaus (big trees section)
    stanislaus, other fork (candy rock to camp 9 run)
    that one creek with 4 rapids that nat and I did alone when she was a beginner
    that other river where I T-rescued nat above a big drop when she was a beginner
    south silver creek
    merced
    indian creek
    new river
    east coast:green
    toxaway
    triple falls river (some river)
    french broad
    cullasaja
    potomac
    nevada:truckee
    arizona:poland creek
    embudo
    taos (box)
    wyoming:snake
    gros ventre
    grays creek
    small backyard trib to snake
    hoback
    bitch creek
    platte, north (fremont and casper park)
    box elder creek
    bluegrass
    green
    new yorkblack (hole bros)
    Mexico:veracruz:alseseca
    jalacingo
    filobobos (pimiento)
    chiapas:agua azul
    africa:zambezi
    nile
    canada:BC:norrish
    mamquam
    lynn creek
    ashlu
    callaghan
    stikine
    cheakamus
    thompson
    soo
    stein
    lundbrech
    AB:hay river
    slave
    NWTtrout river (sambaa deh)
    mackenzie
    QC:ottowa
    rouge
    st. lawerence
    mistissibi
    whatever creek the GS was on
    petawawa
    gatineau
    shawinigan
    Chile:nevados
    gol gol
    palguin
    trancura
    puesco
    futalefu
    turbio
    fuy
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