I took the medium solo out for the first time on a high water run of lower willow creek (sorry, no photos, but check out Leif's helmet cam video). My first impression was, wow! This is great, I’m not subbing out and I can stay on line much more easily. The solo tracks very well and is fast. I found that holes didn’t grab me as much and I was able to keep up my momentum much more easily. Since we didn’t get photos of willow creek, since Leif broke his boat on the South Fork of the Salmon, and since we weren’t going to get photos from much hoped for run on Hardscrabble creek, we decided to do a photo shoot on Burnt Ranch Gorge which is just one of those classic runs which is a blast in a play boat or a creek boat. Leif took his Fluid Nemesis and gentlemanly took photos of sexy me and the solo (notice: I dressed up for the occasion. I wore my black helmet instead of my blue one with the dorky velcro for the dorky helmet visor. Look at the Cheeseman gorge photos to view this dorkiness.)
Photo Shoot Pics:
Leif got me to run it and then backed out saying it was too sketch for him, wimp.