I'll answer some of the questions asked by folks;
1. LZH "What river is that?"
Answer to that question would be the Upper Rouge River in Grant's Pass Oregon.
2. YSS "Is it possible that someone could be coming down the river at the same time?"
Answer to that question would be no The river is closed to all boating and fishing traffic. All spectators are to remain a minimum of 50 feet from the bank of the river. There are numerous counties (Sherrif Boats) involved in this race. Lots of river patrols and saftey personell sweep the river before and after each individual leg of the race from. . start to finish. There are also divers on hand in case they are needed
3. Perlmudder " That's pretty serious, How deep is the water?"
Answer to this question would be depending where you are on the river. The Hell's Canyon section with the High ROCK walls would be somewhere in the neighborhood of 60 feet deep. Don't be fooled by the depth in this part of the river though, There are some pretty nasty and weird currents in this section of water. A little bit of kelter and you just got a full time job pushing up daisys for your mistake. Other sections of the river can be as shallow as 6 inches deep. The worst sections to be in are the pools where the water doesn't seem to move much, This is where you encounter what are know to be called Sleepers, rocks that hide just under the surface waiting for some poor racer to hit it total disaster.
McGary911 "Thanks for letting the motor sing without the music"
Anytime everyone glad you like the vid!
We made a 53 minute DVD OF THE WHOLE SEASON TO BOOT!
Damn that was alot of typing!