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Fri., June 3, 2011, 8:14 a.m.

Video: Helmet cam gets wet look at Lochsa rapids

RIVER RUNNING -- Recently I posted a video of the thrills, spills and flips as rafters and catarafters crashed into Lochsa Falls on Memorial Day Weekend.  The video was shot from the roadside pull-out off U.S. Highway 12 among the gallery of people on hand to cheer at the carnage at the famous Idaho whitewater river.

For an on-the-water perspective of three major Lochsa River rapids, check out this helmet cam video by Tony McDonald of Meridian, Idaho. He shot the rapids and the footage on May 14 with the water level at 6.5 feet at Lowell Bridge. 

If you've see the Memorial Day video, you'll know why McDonald "skirted" Lochsa Falls -- and why he was on hand to rescue the hapless chaps who didn't. 

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Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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