surfed at the top of Escalator

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Account Falling into a seam on a typical drop on the Doe. Clutch roll required, this river is shallow until it's around 1000 cfs. John lining up to head towards the slot drop on the Doe. Both slots (left and middle) are clean but the left is REALLY tight, head towards the middle. John gets closer to the slot, he's right on line. John disappearing into the middle of Toaster Slot on the Doe. Side view of the middle slot drop on the Doe. Alan keeps his paddle parallel to his boat. Holding it perpendicular will cause it to get stuck in the slot. John entering Body Snatcher through the far left river side. Alan catches the eddy behind the boulder as soon as he enters the rapid on the river left side. From here he can ferry over and run far river right working back to the middle, or just boof off a center ledge. Alan boofs off the center ledge, the better choice at higher flows. Alan is midway through Body Snatcher. From here he will curve towards river right and catch a big eddy before running the final drop of Body Snatcher. Alan dropping over the last ledge of Body Snatcher. Aim towards the left side of the drop to avoid the hole that develops here at higher flows. Daniel Fosbinder prepares to boof the final drop of Body Snatcher, shot from below the drop. Daniel Fosbinder boofs into the final drop of Body Snatcher. You want to land with a slight left angle. John midway down Escalator, a long, rock-filled rapid. John on line, headed for the final boof rock in Flagpole (aka Escalator) John catches air off the final boof at the bottom of Escalator. This is the reason you enter Escalator on the far river left...a diagonal hole will surf you to far river right, and the rest of your run down Escalator will suck.
Time 2003-03-02 20:00:00 GMT
Reported Date 03/02/03
River Reported Doe River Gorge
Reporter
Author of report
Daniel Fosbinder
Chattanooga, TN 37412
River
Reported Level 510 cfs
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Daniel Fosbinder at the Doe River

Detail Trip Report  Daniel Fosbinder at the Doe River  Doe River Gorge, TN(222.73KB .jpeg)

Headed towards the slot by Daniel Fosbinder

Detail Trip Report  Headed towards the slot by Daniel Fosbinder  Doe River Gorge, TN(253.75KB .jpeg)

Toaster Slot by Daniel Fosbinder

Detail Trip Report  Toaster Slot by Daniel Fosbinder  Doe River Gorge, TN(243.57KB .jpeg)

Dropping into Toaster by Daniel Fosbinder

Detail Trip Report  Dropping into Toaster by Daniel Fosbinder  Doe River Gorge, TN(209.95KB .jpeg)

Toaster Slot side view by Daniel Fosbinder

Detail Trip Report  Toaster Slot side view by Daniel Fosbinder  Doe River Gorge, TN(222.64KB .jpeg)

Entering Body Snatcher

Detail Trip Report  Entering Body Snatcher  Doe River Gorge, TN(229.38KB .jpeg)

Body Snatcher Eddy

Detail Trip Report  Body Snatcher Eddy  Doe River Gorge, TN(246.82KB .jpeg)

Boofing the top of Body Snatcher

Detail Trip Report  Boofing the top of Body Snatcher  Doe River Gorge, TN(232.56KB .jpeg)

midway through Snatcher

Detail Trip Report  midway through Snatcher  Doe River Gorge, TN(222.60KB .jpeg)

Final drop of Body Snatcher

Detail Trip Report  Final drop of Body Snatcher  Doe River Gorge, TN(236.29KB .jpeg)

Daniel Fosbinder boofs Body Snatcher

Detail Trip Report  Daniel Fosbinder boofs Body Snatcher  Doe River Gorge, TN(234.17KB .jpeg)

Daniel Fosbinder drops into Body Snatcher

Detail Trip Report  Daniel Fosbinder drops into Body Snatcher  Doe River Gorge, TN(228.21KB .jpeg)

John at Escalator (Flagpole)

Detail Trip Report  John at Escalator (Flagpole)  Doe River Gorge, TN(215.02KB .jpeg)

Flagpole (Escalator)

Detail Trip Report  Flagpole (Escalator)  Doe River Gorge, TN(212.85KB .jpeg)

John boofs Escalator

Detail Trip Report  John boofs Escalator  Doe River Gorge, TN(213.04KB .jpeg)

surfed at the top of Escalator

Detail Trip Report  surfed at the top of Escalator  Doe River Gorge, TN(199.13KB .jpeg)


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