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Riding the Avalanche – a story of rafting the January 1980 flood (PDF)

Status: Live River
By: Roy Tennant
Date: January 12, 1980

The January 1980 flood on the Stanislaus resulted in flows of 30-40,000 CFS, and a few adventurous souls who put on in (non-self-bailing!) rafts to run it. This story by Roy Tennant (who has been instrumental in the creation of the Stanislaus Archive!), describes one such trip by a group of rafting guides (including Marty McDonnell, Mark Dubois, – others are also featured). See images and other recollections of that trip here .  Click green icon above to download the full story.

Keywords: Guides, Memoir, Rafting
Format: Article
Collection: Roy Tennant's Collection
Rights: Copyright 1980 by Roy Tenannt

Date uploaded: Apr 7, 2023
Date last modified: Apr 7, 2023