Monday, May 19, 2014

Worlds Report

2014 Mystery World Championships

The 2014 Mystery World Championships went off without a hitch this weekend on the Truckee River in CA.  Although we knew Swallow Cliffs was a really smooth spot, none of us could have predicted the potential for downtime here.  

I started the competition off, as the finder of the spot I had the honors.  On my second ride I broke the record for mysteries in competition with a 40.9 second mystery.  That was quickly broken 6 more times in the next heat with both Jeremy P. and Kirby E. having 46 second rides and Stephen W. destroying it with a 49.1 second mystery.  With only five rides and one of them having to be an offside entry, it was critical to be consistent since all rides count toward the total.  In the end Jeremy P. beat out Stephen by 1.24 seconds with 3 rides over 40 seconds.  

It was a great event and we would like to thank the sponsors:
World Kayak, NINKASI Brewing, Kokatat, IR, Stony Boater, Mountain Khakis,,, Jackson Kayak, GoPro, Astral, SMITH, and Shred Ready
Enjoy the video and pictures
See you next year

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Mountain Biking

So you want to bring your Mountain Bike...

Although it is a low snow year, the high elevation trails are still pretty much covered or patchy with snow. That said, there are plenty of world class trails to be had close to Swallow Cliffs.

All of the trails listed for Reno (20 min) and Truckee (10 min) should be good to go.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Campground link

So this is the best and closest campground to Swallow Cliffs.  It is right along the Little Truckee River and about 5 miles from the mystery spot.  The Forest Service told me that we can camp there the week before but the reservations open on that Friday (16th) for the season.  So, I will reserve several spots but the more spots we reserve the better for that weekend, it is a small campground.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Water Level

450 cfs    Bare Minimum
500-650 cfs    Good
650-1200 cfs    World Class
1500+ cfs    No Eddy

Friday, March 28, 2014

Worlds Gathering

The gathering will be on Saturday May 17th, with the competition starting at 12 noon