The Saw-Sal-Way.

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The Saw-Sal-Way.

Post by mikesee » Tue May 25, 2021 12:33 pm

A unique traverse of Idaho, using skis and packrafts.

https://mikesee.exposure.co/the-sawsalway

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Re: The Saw-Sal-Way.

Post by joeatomictoad » Tue May 25, 2021 1:40 pm

You've got a way with words, and a way with editing. I've floated an ice encrusted river before, but only as a super tourist in early season coming down the Penobscot river in Maine... no ruck, no skis, same-day-in / same-day-out type of excursion. Your chronicled adventure is on a whole 'nother level.

Well done, and thanks for sharing!





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Re: The Saw-Sal-Way.

Post by lowangle al » Sun May 30, 2021 4:53 pm

That was rally great Mike, well done.





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Re: The Saw-Sal-Way.

Post by jyw5 » Sun May 30, 2021 11:00 pm

That's a solid trip! wow!





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Re: The Saw-Sal-Way.

Post by stilltryin » Mon May 31, 2021 5:46 pm

Rockin' 3-pins!
Was that the author's Koms?





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Re: The Saw-Sal-Way.

Post by Woodserson » Tue Jun 01, 2021 5:40 pm

This is beyond epic and the pictures are gorgeous. Thank you for taking the time to put this together and share it with us! Amazing stuff.

How did you keep your batteries charged to take pictures over the duration of the trip?





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Re: The Saw-Sal-Way.

Post by mikesee » Wed Jun 02, 2021 1:41 am

Yes, those were my Kom's.

I skied those through the Sawtooths and then switched to the OB/BC's where we crossed the highway.

I carried a battery brick to recharge the camera batts along the way.





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Re: The Saw-Sal-Way.

Post by Stephen » Wed Jun 02, 2021 1:09 pm

When the story first went up, I tried posting a comment on Blogspot, but it wouldn’t stick.
The write-up connected with me in an emotional way — very cool.
It really conveyed the epic scope of the undertaking in a visceral way, and I really enjoyed the story and pictures.
I think it’s worthy of print in some glossy mag, like Outside.





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Re: The Saw-Sal-Way.

Post by joeatomictoad » Wed Jun 02, 2021 1:21 pm

Stephen wrote:
Wed Jun 02, 2021 1:09 pm
I think it’s worthy of print in some glossy mag, like Outside.
With Mike's skills, he could publish his own magazine. Fantastic content and layout. Maybe he could Dostie as a freelance. :lol:





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Re: The Saw-Sal-Way.

Post by fisheater » Sun Jun 06, 2021 8:32 pm

Wow, that is quite a journey, despite your humble manner of writing. Thank you for sharing. I’m at a loss for superlatives, but they are deserved.





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