I got my boat back yesterday, Friday. I
some topographical maps on the internet and found
road down to Lolo Creek. When I got there the
had the road all posted no trespassing and
Buffalo ranch at the top. I spoke to the rancher
we knew some of the same people so I was good
He warned me not to get out of my truck because
are wild animals and the bulls will charge you.
after a series of gates, I hopped on the Honda
last couple miles. I got all the way down to
Creek. From there I walked, climbed and
upstream for 1.5 hours, no luck. Then I
process in reverse back to the Honda.
Tim said my boat was just below the Big
Rapid on river right. Big Schmidt was an ugly
even at the lower level. I had walked, climbed
crawled downstream for 2.5 hours. Eventually I
the search and started back. I caught a
orange in the water on river left in Big
My kayak was on the other side! There was a log
formed a bridge about a quarter mile below my
The log was wet and slimey located just above
water and just above a huge drop and hole. I
across the log and back upstream to my kayak.
it to be in pretty good shape with exception of a
nose. My 4 piece breakdown paddle was still
include all four floatation bags. I was pure
dragging it upstream through brush, rocks, and
logs to a place I could ferry across. I never
have got it across that log with the kayak. With
PFD or spray skirt I ferried across.
it back to the Honda and drug the Y up the hill
I was beat!
PS: Thanks for the information everyone!