Friday, March 21, 2008

Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells... Oh Wait, Wrong Holiday!

Video: Cascade Park N' Huck

Santa & Company

So Jeff Macklin and I (Jason Hilton) decided to hunt for Easter Eggs in an abandoned amusement park… oh wait that’s not a good way to start one of these… Jeff and I decided to run a fairly large waterfall… there that sounds more like a posting on this site, but it was Easter weekend and it was in an abandoned amusement park. Actually to complicate things even more, Santa Claus made an appearance as well.

Hiking To The Put In

Now I know what you’re thinking, those Got Boof boys need to quit eating fungi they find in the woods, but we actually managed to park n’ huck a super-clean twenty-something foot high waterfall in an abandoned amusement park, complete with Santa Clause and reindeer flying over top of the lip. To add to the excitement, the rapids that followed involved the slaloming of former roller coaster pylons and steel girders, making this one of the most unique paddling experiences of our lives.

Jason @ Big Falls

Downstream View Of Man-Made Scenery

Occasionally locals would come by and remark on how cold it was, or question our sanity, but all in all they added to the character of the day. The people of New Castle can also be quite helpful, with one maintenance guy offering to shuttle our boats back to the top in his pickup so we could run ‘er again. We graciously declined and instead focused on shooting one of the… more interesting… videos to ever grace the Got Boof website.


Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Spring Teaser

Jason Hilton

For those of you asking when our new videos will be appearing, have no fear. Throughout February, March and April, we have been shooting footage of some of the various steeps we encounter on a traditional spring up here in the mid-atlantic, along with some footage from the uber-classics of our region. But to set the stage for the video, here are some teaser photos from some of the runs featured. See if you can guess the rapids! The last two should be easy, but Matt and the top picture of me should be a little harder.

Matt Pascal

Jason Hilton

Josh Bernstein

Monday, March 10, 2008

Got Boof Does It Again!!!

Two photo contests, two got-boof crew member winners. Congratulations go out this time to Jeff Macklin for his winning shot of Ben Dunham at Big Splat, Lower Big Sandy, WV

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