Re: [snowkiteidaho] CJ Saturday
- MontySounds like you are talking about the narrows the canyon between , where we kite the Snake R. arm and the Bruneau R. arm . I don't think anyone has done it . I have kited up close on a south east it blows hard like yesterday 2 or 3 times a year from the S. E. and its like a wind tunnel coming out of there . Caution when I had my wake board boat we would go though there all the time to the lake on the other side , but this time of year the water is as stagnate as I have ever seen water get , huge floating globs of yellow green clumps of slime . the canyon sets up east west . and the wind is all most always NW with more north . but there is that rare day that its west and that would be the beat time to try . My guess is once your in there your committed to going all the way through because it would be tough to tack back out again . http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/ifwis/ibt/userfiles/image/photos/600/CJ-Bruneau-MH-res-and-Ted.jpg&imgrefurl=http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/ifwis/ibt/site.aspx%3Fid%3D70&h=437&w=600&sz=56&tbnid=-KQ0FIuTsA32LM:&tbnh=98&tbnw=135&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dcj%2Bstrike%2Breservoir&zoom=1&usg=__OWGhlMWJHKNfuqSyBB-7_44LZ_U=&sa=X&ei=aaB6TMCJB4X2swPKhvWtBQ&ved=0CCsQ9QEwBg----- Original Message -----From: Andrew GoldmanSent: Sunday, August 29, 2010 9:58 AMSubject: Re: [snowkiteidaho] CJ SaturdayI think we should all shoot the gap on a downwinder to the other side of CJ? Anyone done this? We were a bit lost on our approach yesterday and the wind was great on the otherside. Great take out but bad launch.Idaho water kiters are crazy! Now I know what you have all been up to over the years. Get you guys in some flat steady wind and you'll all be doing mobes. I had no idea what the butter kite was yesterday. 14 then 7 then my 10 for a bit and maybe my 5 meter for that crazy 10 minutes when I could not hold on :) I had a blast, glad I went. Thanks for showing this Kite Snob that it's possible to have a blast kiting on a Saturday in Idaho. Ps. How do I get my nose to stop running...
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On Aug 29, 2010, at 9:30, Tom von Alten <tva@...> wrote:
Sounds like a big big day, sorry I missed it. What I ended up doing was a lot less fun.
Looking at the aerial view, it looks like there's a boat ramp E of the creek where the little resort is. Have you ever launched from that side of the creek?
I have yet to experience the pleasure of the "downwind leg," but the many times I've banged through the "washing machine chop" makes me not too interested in doing that again.
(As for what's in the water... a whole lot of agricultural runoff from southern Idaho. Ugh.)
TomOn Sun, Aug 29, 2010 at 8:28 AM, Gear Daddy LLC <geardaddyllc@...> wrote:What a day!!! I sure wish we all would play at the downwind leg...the wind is so so so so much better and the swell is clean and big. This time I got Rusty to join me, and he realized the difference right away. Only bad part is there are no shore spectators to show off to. :-(The 7-8:30 shift went off huge. solid beef with gusts to 43. Downwind were I like to play there was swell 3-4 ft and winds were 30-35.Up by the dam it was 15-45mph with typical washing machine chop.LP winds return as early as tomorrow, but forecast is for clouds. I think I 'll take the day off as I got 4 of last 5 days on water, and my nose is so stuffed up. Not sure what is in the water at CJ but it is killing my nose this year.