Wednesday, June 19, 2013
All right, with the race just over a week away, I suppose you want to know when and where. Saturday- Downriver race- Start Johnsrud Park, 10:30 AM racers meeting and registration close. 11AM race start. Finish at Weigh Station, awards and times after all have finished. Sprint race- Start Roundup Rapid above Roundup FAS, 4PM racers meeting and registration close. 4:30PM race start. This race will run from the top of the slalom course to the bottom of the course. Maybe it will be boatercross style or head to head, or maybe just a straight sprint. Show up, give me your thoughts on what you would like and we'll go form there. Sunday- Slalom race(s)- Start Roundup Rapid, 10:00 AM Racers meeting and registration closes. 10:30 am race start. Midway break/ Lunch. Times and awards after all races are finished and slalom course has been completely taken down :(. Thursday- Slalom Course setup- 10:00AM meet at Roundup with work gloves, a multitool/knife, dirtyable clothing and maybe some snacks for yourself. This takes all day so feel free to come up in the afternoon and help if you can't make it in the morning. Bring a boat and paddle the course when it is finished. The more the merrier. Usually takes 8 hours to construct the course. Hope to see you all there, as always email with questions--- firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, June 9, 2013
Hard to tell what the level will be exactly, but I am thinking around 2500 cfs, which is a really great level for both the downriver and slalom races!! here is a link to the current flow-- Blackfoot River Flow And a link to the flow forecast info-- Flow Forecast Should be another great event this year, hope to see you there. Update... After further review, the water is going down more rapidly than expected, which is A OK. This means warmer water and more rocks to play with. In the end it doesn't really matter what the flow is, because it is always fun. With the rain that is expected over the next few days and today's rain, I suspect the river will go up a bit and then taper off again...the new projected level (from me) will be 1800-2000.
Monday, June 3, 2013
These organizations/ people are the backbone of making this event happen!! The Trail Head, Whitewater Rescue Institute, Black Dog Construction- John Gallagher, Ameriprise Financial- Chet Morris Please let them know how much we appreciate their generosity!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Well only a few weeks to go until show time! The basics-- Downriver Race from Johnsrud to the Weigh Station river access- Saturday a.m. 10-11 miles class 1-2, takes about an hour to and hour and a half. Sprint race(s) at Roundup rapid (the slalom site) Saturday p.m. a fast race from the top of the slalom course to the bottom no gates, class 2+. Slalom races at Roundup rapid, Sunday all day starting in the a.m. Class 2+. Sign up can be done on site $20 or $25 to do more than 1 event (slalom and downriver for example). All proceeds benefit the Missoula Food Bank. Also- FOOD DRIVE PLEASE BRING NON-PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS!! Camping is available in a few different sites along the Blackfoot. Times will be decided soon. please email with specific questions.