Big South '08 - Waiting for the Gate
By Evan Stafford Photography by all the homies
ES Double Trouble - Photo By Leif Embertson When the Gate Opens Has it all melted out, the snow from the road The meadows of gold, the moose in their home The call of the water that might soon be gone Bureaucracies stand still while we only long For Long Draw to open, the gate to swing wide To allow us to access our river of pride We’ll show you the lines, the wilderness prime It will open your mind, is it open this time We circle like vultures our eyes on the prize We want clean lines through Cool World and Fantasy Flights We want so many moves by the end of the day That some will be scared and will move to their legs Will pick up their paddle and head for some ale Before the last rush some will just hit the trail Some will walk everything some will run it all But the grins are the same and they’ll last until fall For sure there is whitewater all over this state But when that gate swings open you best not be late Rick (ter) Starter Fluid - photo by Adam Mayo Dan Piano Fantasy Flight - photo by Adam Mayo Dan Piano Fantasy Flight run-out - photo by Adam Mayo Alex Kilyk Fantasy Flight - photo by Alex Clayden Andy Blakeslee Fantasy Flight - photo by Alex Clayden Dan Piano Cool World - photo by Adam Mayo Barrett Burke Cool World - photo by Alex Clayden Planning stages Double Trouble log removal - photo by Holley Gardel Working on the extraction - photo by Holley Gardel DT is clean! Key'mon n'git sum - photo by Holley Gardel Alex Clayden Double Trouble - photo by Barrett Burke Alex's line was almost as good as mine - photo by Adrian Matthew Jacob from South Cackalacka stoked as hell on Double Trouble - photo by Leif Embertson And now... RAFTING R2 w/Keith Pearen and Sean Davis cleaning it up Double Trouble - photo by Adrian Matthew
Rafting Double Trouble? Wow. - photo by Barrett Burke
Slideways... not so wow - photo by Carrie Wallace
But much props for givener! See you at the bottom when you get unpinned - photo by Carrie Wallace

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