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Maybe have never even heard about fishing with a remote control boat.

With modern technology it was a matter of time, now we have Rc Fishing Boats, and Bait Boats.

If you want a Bait Boat plan on a pretty big investment of hundreds of dollars. The specialized Bait Boat has many features in fact maybe too many features. For someone who wants to try chumming are there any other options? Fish Fun Co. is set to announce their new “Bait Bucket Fishing Attachment for Any Rc Boat”! That’s right, Fish Fun Co., known for introducing us to fishing with remote control boats and “The Rc Fishing Pole”. For under $20 bucks you can clip the “Bait Bucket” on “The Rc Fishing Pole”. Benefits of the “Bait Bucket” the options for remote control fishing are much broader. Bait Boats are generally only able to deliver a portion, anywhere from a cup or two to a few pounds of chum and release it at a specific spot in the water where you want. With an Rc Fishing Boat the main feature is to take your line out or to pull in fish with the boat. With “The Rc Fishing Pole” and “The Bait Bucket” you get the best of both worlds and at a fraction of the price.

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Drive a Portion of Chum and Release it hundreds of feet out.

Drive line from a fishing pole and baited hook with the chum and release it all in one spot.

Drive the line from a fishing pole with a lure, put a lure in the “Bait Bucket” and Release it hundreds of feet from shore.

Attach a line, bobber, and baited hook on the end of “The Rc Fishing Pole” for small fish and drive them in with the boat.

The total cost for a Fish Fun Co. Rc boat with “The Rc Fishing Pole” and the “Bait Bucket” is under $100 plus shipping.

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Is it for real or not? According to Http://RCFishingWorld.com it is! Can a person use a remote control boat to catch fish or is it just hype? I read the testimonials at The RC Fishing World site and it looks like it’s real and sounds like a lot of fun. Do I go and throw out my fishing pole and buy one of these? I decided to see if I could find videos on Youtube because if it’s real it would be on Youtube. I found tons of r/c fishing videos!

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RC FISHING WORLD is a site that looks like using r/c boats for fishing is here to stay. They sell a bunch of different style r/c fishing boats for under $100 bucks. I probably spent more than that on fishing tackle alone this season.

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R/C  Fishing is happening, and places like Youtube are becoming the proving grounds. So, what can you catch with a rc boat, and how does it possible, is it fun? I had to do some homework, and found that with the right setup you can catch fish and it’s not expensive. For $19.95 RC FISHING WORLD carries something that just attaches to any r/c boat to turn it into a r/c fishing boat! Does it work?

RC FISHING WORLD is a site that looks like using r/c boats for fishing is here to stay. They sell a bunch of different style r/c fishing boats for under $100 bucks. I probably spent more than that on fishing tackle alone this season. ep-777

The videos put it to the test and show a guy catching a pretty big looking catfish, probably 4 pounds or so. The idea has really got me curious so lets see where this all goes, I’ll add some videos when I find them, maybe some product reviews.
I heard Fat Boy Dan, (a very popular Youtube fishing guy) is doing a video on “The R/C Fishing Pole”, his video’s are so funny too so we’ll look forward to seeing it!
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Skateboarding Glory Hole Full Pipe? Search Help Guide!

SKATEBOARDING AT GLORY HOLE FULL PIPE

Be Prepared For A Big Trip

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HOW DO YOU GET TO GLORY HOLE?

From Sacramento

Take I-80 west toward San Francisco, and take Exit 113 towards Woodland. Travel about 1.5 miles until you see the sign for Winters. Exit here and turn left at the light. Follow this road into Winters. This road turns into Highway 128. Continue on 128 for approximately 16.9 miles to Wragg Canyon Rd. Turn right onto Wragg Canyon Rd. and travel 3 miles to the entrance gate.

From San Francisco

Take Interstate 80 northbound. Continue north out of the immediate bay area, and head toward Vacaville. Just as you’re passing through Vacaville, keep your eyes peeled for the Highway 505/Winters exit. Take that exit northbound. From Highway 505, take the Winters exit. Winters is a small farming community. It’s a few miles west of Highway 505. It’s about 15 miles due west of Davis, California. The main road from Highway 505 through Winters is Highway 128. It goes from up Winters beyond Lake Berryessa, and into Napa, California.

From Downtown Winters

Take Highway 128 west, toward Lake Berryessa. Go approximately nine (9) miles to the base of the dam. You will pass by a seasonal store which sells things like drinks, food, and fishing supplies for the campers at the nearby campground. Just past the store, you’ll drive over Putah Creek (no joke), which is the name of the creek that flows out from Lake Berryessa.

PARKING NOTE:
This creek is very, very cold. Because it flows from the bottom of Lake Berryessa the water temperature is right around 50 degrees year-round. It’s a good trout fishery, and there are usually lots of fly fishermen during fishing season (April through October.)

Just past the bridge where you cross over Putah Creek, you will see a dirt parking lot to the right. Fishermen use this parking lot to hike back and fish Putah Creek all the way to the base of the dam. “PARK HERE!”

From Putah Creek

Walk up the trail about a 1/4 mile to the base of the dam. The trail ends at a large rock formation. Climb out onto the rocks, and peek around the corner. You’ll see the Glory Hole with just a small body of water between you and total Gnar..

You could try to climb the rocks along the left-hand wall and make it there, but I’ve never seen anyone successfully do this. Especially with an armload of skate gear. Best to bring a raft, canoe, or some other flotation device. I don’t recommend swimming it, unless you’re really into hypothermia. You could try to swim it, but it’s very cold all year long. Even when it’s 100 degrees outside, the water will still chill you to the bone.

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WHAT DO YOU NEED FOR A SUCCESSFUL TRIP?

Under Each Topic Are Links For Supplies You May Need For The Big Trip

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1. Skateboards And Skateboard Parts. I’ve seen longboards, vert boards, street boards and bmx bikes work at Glory Hole, it’s your call. I always bring my street stick and my pool rig. Any more than two boards is just more to carry and transport on your trek. Large wheels with a softer duro work best on this surface, areas of the ‘create are pitted and of course using bigger wheels will generate more speed on the humongous transitions. Also, tighter trucks are a good ideas for maintaining a true line on the huge walls of the pipe. These are just common sense and general suggestions for your benefit. Lastly, never take a skate trip with out skateboard parts and misc. gear. A busted king pin, or a bad flat spot could ruin the long journey you have endured to skate Glory Hole. Again just more good sound advice.
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2. Helmet And Pads. Knee pads are necessary in my opinion, especially if you are going big on a this big full pipe Helmets are always advised by for safety even if they don’t look cool. Take it off for your photos if you must, but wear it until you warm up and get a feel for this massive pipe.
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3. All Purpose Towels. Bring several towels for the long day and all the activities. Trust me it will come in handy if you decide to swim, soak your feet, or if the pipe needs drying from any water drip-age.
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4. Food, Snacks And Munchies. he nearest store is a few miles away from the car and hiking back to where you parked from the pipe is a ridiculous amount of work, so be prepared from the get go.
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5. Water And Fluids. BRING A LOT, because it gets very hot in the summer and the sun reflects off the water, also you’re going to sweat and avoiding dehydration is very important. Beer is the most dehydrated fluid you could possibly drink, although beer it is key to some skaters session, be advised of the potential risks.
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6. Take Your Crew Or A Friend. It’s a good idea to go with someone you know. If you skate alone, and get hurt there’s no way anyone would even hear you or know about it. Same rules that apply with surfing safety, apply on this trip, “there’s safety in numbers.”
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7. Raft, Canoe Or Flotation Device. You can’t get to the pipe unless you cross a small body of water and it is too dangerous to scale down the pipes face. It is always better to skate when you’re dry than when you’re wet, so bring floatation device to transport you and your gear to the Glory Hole destination.
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8.Broom And Kitty Litter. Why? Because there is always a trickle of water in the bottom of the pipe (it does run under a lake, after all). A push broom works great to sweep out the water and slime, and then spread some kitty litter into the pipe to soak up any residual moisture.
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9. First Aid And Medical Supplies. Throw in any first aid or medical supplies you can get. You never know what will arise with injuries, fatigue, or any other ailments that can happen. Remember you are quite a hike away from a hospital and getting a EMC team to the Glory Hole may take hours to say the least, so be prepared for medical treatment and any situation that may arise. Please be careful and stay alert and safe.
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10. The Glory hole Skate Kit. Do yourself a favor, and invest in a small 2 person raft, or better yet, buy from the Glory Hole skate store offers for sale here. I searched online and offline at nearly every market I possible for the cheapest prices and best deals for the kits supplies. Finding a descent raft for under $50 is not easy and remember the quality of the raft is important for safety when traveling across the water and of course all the other safety issues and pipe preparation mentioned and explained above. This is not an offer for profit whatsoever, rather a means for you to have a great, safe experience when visiting the legendary Glory Hole Full Pipe.

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IS THIS GOING TO BE ANOTHER  BUST?

No. It’s been skated for decades by local skaters and skate mission trekkers. The park rangers will stop by sometimes, but not often, basically they are interested only in fishing laws, licenses and regulations Sometimes they will check your supplies, or observe a little of the crew and the session to determine if your skills are of any alarm. I would recommend keeping your drugs and alcohol concealed just in case the event of an unexpected visit. They are well aware of the historic value of this pipe with the extreme sports community. Always clean up after yourselves and avoid ruff-housing and excessive partying. If you try and camp overnight go into stealth mode, this is one thing not allowed. A bribe worthy of them overlooking your visit and that is not an insult is another means of a successful skate mission.

WHAT IS SKATING GLORY HOLE LIKE?

The pipe is huge to say the least. It’s a spillway pipe for the Monticello Dam at Lake Berryessa reservoir. The full-pipe is 30 feet in diameter, and extends about 250 feet into the face of a dam. It then bends upward vertically to it’s end above the surface of the lake and dam. You can climb up the bend on the elbow for a breathtaking adventure.

Being an extreme sport enthusiast (some may call it stupid), I have climbed up the pipes elbow and then skated down the length of the pipe. I am in no way recommending anybody do this stunt. It is slick, dark, fast and there is always debris at the bottom of the pipes slope. Definitely pad up and be sober for this trick, or it could be very harmful to the human condition.

Most skaters stick to the first two sections of pipe at the end of the spillway. The decades of flowing water have pitted the bottom of the pipe, so it’s a little rough although, attempts to patch the bottom have been made with little or no success. A softer wheel durometers is recommended for the best results. A bigger wheel generates more speed, it’s just basic science.

The second section deeper in the pipe is a smoother surface and starting there you can work your way towards the front of the full-pipe. It is possible to grind the lip or rim of the pipe at it’s entrance, if you are feeling gnarly.

There are no business services, or medical facilities nearby, so think before you take any risks and follow a check list before you arrive.. Bring plenty to food and beverages, because it’s about 1/4 mile from the pipe to the parking area with a brief rafting paddle across forty or fifty feet of water. Bring towels and toilet paper for cleaning and unexpected bowel movements. Plan on making a day out of it and be sure and leave the place clean giving your self enough time to hike back before night fall. We have camped the weekend and gotten away with it. So to each his own on the extent of this skate trip or rather, “skate mission.”

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INTERESTING FACT

The Monticello Dam, which holds back Lake Berryessa, features a morning glory spillway. This type of spillway is basically a giant cement funnel. Rather than spilling over the dam, high waters spill into the funnel. Morning glory spillways are also known as bell-mouth spillways.

First, a little information on the Monticello dam and Lake Berryessa, California. The construction of the dam started in 1953. It was in 1957 that it dam was completed. The height of the dam is 304 feet, and its length at the top is 1,023 feet.

The Monticello dam creates a beautiful lake cut out of a wilderness. Lake Berryessa is located about 60 miles north of San Francisco. The lake covers  20,700 acres, and has 165 miles of shoreline. When full, its capacity is 1,600,000 acre feet. ( And it just might hold the biggest bass in Northern Ca.! )

The Glory hole is a non- regulated spillway settled at The Monticello Dam, which is located about 200 feet behind the dam. The outside diameter of the Glory hole is 72 feet. The hole in the center tapers down to no less than 28 feet. The crest of the Glory hole sits 16 feet lower than the crest of the dam.

LAKE BARRYESSA FACTS AND HISTORY:

Lake Berryessa is the largest lake in Napa County California This reservoir is formed by the Monticello Dam which provides water and hydroelecticity to the North Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area.

Prior to its inundation, the valley was an agricultural region, whose soils were considered among the finest in the country. The main town in the valley, Monticello was abandoned in order to construct the reservoir.

The lake has been heavily used for recreational purposes and encompasses over 20,000 acres (80 km²) when full. The reservoir is approximately 15.5 miles (25 km) long, but only 3 miles (5 km) wide. It has approximately 165 miles (265 km) of shoreline.

THE CLIMATE

The National Weather Service has maintained a cooperative weather station at the lake since November 1, 1957. Records show that the area has hot, mostly dry summers and cool, wet winters. Normal January temperatures are a maximum of 57.7 °F (14.3 °C) and a minimum of 36.1 °F (2.3 °C). Normal July temperatures are a maximum of 93.8 °F (34.3 °C) and a minimum of 57.3 °F (14.1 °C). The record high temperature was 115 °F (46 °C) on July 24, 2006. The record low temperature was 13 °F (−11 °C) on December 22, 1990.

NOTED HISTORY:
The wettest year was 1983 with 56.94 inches (1,446 mm) and the driest year was 1976 with 7.78 inches (198 mm). The most precipitation in one month was 21.33 inches (542 mm) in January 1995. The most precipitation in 24 hours was 5.29 inches (134 mm) on December 31, 2005. Snowfall is very rare, but 0.4 inches fell in Jan. 1974

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THE SURROUNDING LANDSCAPE IS ROUGH WITH A CEDAR FOREST:

Adjoining the Lake Berryessa Recreational Area camping facility is covered with rough cedar wilderness. The wilderness can be accessed by car or boat, although there are no maintained trails. Hiking can be difficult and even dangerous without an experienced guide as more than half of the wilderness consists of Sargent’s cypress, which covers 3,000 acres and is relatively raw and pure genetically.

RECREATION AT LAKE BERRYESSA:

Popular activities include fishing, water skiing, jet skiing, pleasure boating, kayaking and canoeing, hiking, bicycling, motorcycling, biking, birding, wildlife observation, picnicking, and swimming.

Lake Berryessa is a swimming and water skiing site for enthusiasts. The narrow portion of the reservoir, nearest to the Monticello Dam, is referred to as the “Narrows.

There are several resorts with marinas at the lake, as well as nearby Lake Solano County Park located west of Winters California. Day use areas include Oak Shores and Smittle Creek.

Lake shore lands, facilities, and concessions in Napa County are managed by the Bureau of Reclamation. However, five of the seven resort concessions that expired in 2009 have not yet become fully operational.

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FACTS ABOUT LAKE BERRYESSA AND MONTICELLO DAM

The Monticello Dam, which holds back Lake Berryessa, features a morning glory spillway. This type of spillway is basically a giant cement funnel. Rather than spilling over the dam, high waters spill into the funnel. Morning glory spillways are also known as bell-mouth spillways.

When and if the water level of the lake rises to 15 1/2 feet over the top of the Glory hole (its maximum design), it will release 48,400 cubic feet per second, or in layman’s terms 362,000 gallons every 1 second.

First, a little information on the Monticello dam and Lake Berryessa, California. The construction of the dam started in 1953. It was in 1957 that it dam was completed. The height of the dam is 304 feet, and its length at the top is 1,023 feet.

The Monticello dam creates a beautiful lake cut out of a wilderness. Lake Berryessa is located about 60 miles north of San Fransisco. The lake covers  20,700 acres, and has 165 miles of shoreline. When full, its capacity is 1,600,000 acre feet. ( And it just might hold the biggest bass in Northern Ca.! )

The Glory hole is a non- regulated spillway settled at the The Monticello Dam, which is located about 200 feet behind the dam. The outside diameter of the Glory hole is 72 feet. The hole in the center tapers down to no less than 28 feet. The crest of the Glory hole sits 16 feet lower than the crest of the dam.

Lake Barryessa Facts And History:

 Lake Berryessa is the largest lake in Napa County California This reservoir is formed by the Monticello Dam which provides water and hydroelecticity to the North Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area.

The lake was named for the first European settlers in the Berryessa Valley, José Jesús and Sexto “Sisto” in Berrelleza who were granted Rancho Las Putasin 1843.

Prior to its inundation, the valley was an agricultural region, whose soils were considered among the finest in the country. The main town in the valley, Monticello was abandoned in order to construct the reservoir. This abandonment was chronicled by the photographers Dorthea Lang and Pirkle Jones in their book Death of a Valley. Construction of Monticello Dam was begun in 1953, completed in 1958, and the reservoir filled by 1963, creating what at the time was the second-largest reservoir in California after Shasta Lake The Monticello Dam with Lake Berryessa, Putah Diversion Dam with Lake Solano, and associated water distribution systems and lands are known collectively as the Solano Project, which is distinct from other federal water projects in California such as the Central Valley Project.

The lake has been heavily used for recreational purposes and encompases over 20,000 acres (80 km²) when full. The reservoir is approximately 15.5 miles (25 km) long, but only 3 miles (5 km) wide. It has approximately 165 miles (265 km) of shoreline. It has a seaplane landing area that is open to the public. One of the larger islands supported a small plane landing area, but was closed in the early 1970s after the FAA issued a safety report. Near the dam on the southeast side of the reservoir is an open bell-mouth spillway 72 feet (22 m) in diameter.

THE SURROUNDING LANDSCAPE IS ROUGH WITH A CEDAR FOREST:

Adjoining the Lake Berryessa Recreational Area camping facility is covered with rough cedar wilderness. The Northern California Coastal Wild Heritage Wilderness Act of 2006 designated 6,350 acres located 1.8 miles past the Pope Creek bridge on the Pope Creek arm of Lake Berryessa. The wilderness can be accessed by car or boat, although there are no maintained trails. Hiking can be difficult and even dangerous without an experienced guide as more than half of the wilderness consists of Sargent’s cypress, which covers 3,000 acres and is relatively raw and pure genetically.

RECREATION AT LAKE BERRYESSA:

Popular activities include fishing, waterskiing, jet skiing, pleasure boating, kayaking and canoeing, hiking, road bicycling, motorcycle pleasure biking, birding, wildlife observation, picnicking, and swimming.

Lake Berryessa is a swimming and water skiing site for enthusiasts. The narrow portion of the reservoir, nearest to the Monticello Dam, is referred to as the “Narrows,” and is sometimes busy with boaters on holidays and weekends.

There are several resorts with marinas at the lake, as well as nearby Lake Solano County Park located west of Winters California. Day use areas include Oak Shores and Smittle Creek. There are swimming areas closed to boats and other watercraft, as well as several hiking trails.

Lakeshore lands, facilities, and concessions in Napa County are managed by the Bureau of Reclamation. However, five of the seven resort concessions that expired in 2009 have not yet become fully operational. Based on rules against exclusive occupancy of federal recreation lands, about 1,300 long-term resident trailers were removed from the resorts when the 50-year concession contracts expired.

Go check out this successful engineering marvel. Davis resident should drive out to see the massive dam. However, if you want to see the glory hole in action (with high water), make sure to visit after a lot of rain during winter months. You can check the conditions at the Solano County Water Agency website and like it’s on a clock the lake spills at 439.74 feet.

WHERE IS IT?

The Glory Hole is the spillway pipe for the Monticello Dam. The dam holds back a large freshwater reservoir called Lake Berryessa. Lake Berryessa is located about an hour and a half’s drive north of San Francisco, California.

DIRECTIONS:

Drive west on Covell Boulevard or Russell Boulevard. (After becoming County Road 93A, Covell eventually meets up with Russell.) In Winters, Russell becomes 128, which will take you to the top of Monticello Dam. There’s a turn out right at the top of the dam where you can safely park. From Davis, it’s about a half hour drive. Alternatively, you can bike up to the dam.

HOW DO YOU GET THERE?

From San Francisco, take Interstate 80 northbound. Continue north out of the immediate bay area, and head toward Vacaville. Just as you’re passing through Vacaville, keep your eyes peeled for the Highway 505/Winters exit. Take that exit northbound. From Highway 505, take the Winters exit. Winters is a small farming community. It’s a few miles west of Highway 505. It’s about 15 miles due west of Davis, California (there’s a large university in Davis, and it has some pretty good skateshops). Anyway, the last time I was there, there were no stoplights in Winters (that’s how small it was). The main road from Highway 505 through Winters is Highway 128. It goes from Winters, up beyond Lake Berryessa, and eventually dumps you into Napa, California.

From downtown Winters, take Highway 128 west, toward Lake Berryessa. Go approximately nine (9) miles to the base of the dam. You will pass by a seasonal store which sells things like drinks, food, and fishing supplies for the campers at the nearby campground. Just past the store, you’ll drive over Putah Creek (no joke), which is the name of the creek that flows out from Lake Berryessa.

This creek is very, very cold. Because it flows from the bottom of Lake Berryessa, the water temperature is right around 50 degress year-round. It’s a good trout fishery, and there are usually lots of fly fishermen during fishing season (April through October).
Just past the bridge where you cross over Putah Creek, you will see a dirt parking lot to the right. Fishermen use this parking lot to hike back and fish Putah Creek all the way to the base of the dam. Park here.

Walk up the trailhead 1/4 mile to the base of the dam. The trail ends at a large rock formation. Climb out onto the rocks, and peek around the corner. You’ll see the Glory Hole. A small body of water is between you and skate nirvana. You could try to climb the rocks along the left-hand wall and make it there, but I’ve never seen anyone successfully do this. Especially with an armload of skate gear. Best to bring a raft, canoe, or some other flotation device. You could try to swim it, but your testicles will wind up in your lungs. It’s very, very cold, year round. Even when it’s 100 degrees outside, the water will chill you to the bone. I don’t recommend swimming it, unless you’re really into hypothermia.

WHAT DO YOU NEED?

1) You need a skateboard. Longboard, vert board, street board, it really doesn’t matter. They’ll all work here. I recommend larger wheels, softer durometers, and tighter trucks. The ‘crete is a bit pitted in places, and you need to keep your speed to pump those humongous transitions.

2) Pads are a good idea. Use at least knee pads, anyway. Helmets are useful to prevent unforeseen expulsion of brain matter.

3) An All Purpose Towel. (comes in handy if you decide to soak your feet after a hot day of skating).

4) Food (the nearest store is a couple miles away, and you have to hike out to the parking lot first).

5) Water Water And Fluids. (bring a LOT, because it gets very hot in the summer, and you’ll sweat a lot).

6) Take A Friend. It’s a good idea to go with someone else. If you skate alone, and hurt yourself, there’s no way anyone would even know you were there, and if you couldn’t get out by yourself, you’re screwed.

7) A raft/canoe/flotation device. You can’t get to the pipe unless you cross a small body of water. And it’s a lot better to skate when you’re dry than when you’re wet. Do yourself a favor, and buy or borrow one of those small 2-person rafts you can get at K-mart for like thirty bucks.

8) A broom and kitty litter. Why? Because there is always a trickle of water in the bottom of the pipe (it does run under a lake, after all). A push broom works great to sweep out the water and slime, and then spread some kitty litter into the pipe to soak up any residual moisture. Voila–a good skating surface.

IS IT A BUST?

Nope. It’s been skated for decades by local skaters. I even met up with a park ranger walking in one day, and he was only interested in me to see if I was going to go fishing, and whether or not I had a fishing license. He asked me where I was going, so I told him. He just told me to be careful, and let me go on my way.

WHAT’S IT LIKE?

The pipe is huge. It’s a spillway pipe for a reservoir, and it’s 30 feet in diameter, and extends about 200-300 feet into the face of a dam. It then bends upward until it hits vertical, then pokes out above the surface of the lake above the dam. You can climb up the elbow bend if you’re feeling adventurous. I’ve seen guys climb up a very short way up that elbow and then skate down the length of the pipe. It’s dark, it’s fast, and there’s a lot of debris at the bottom of the pipe, so watch where you’re skating.
Most skaters stick to the first two sections of pipe at the end. The decades of flowing water have pitted the bottom of the pipe, so it’s a little rough. Softer wheel durometers are recommended for best results. The bigger the wheel, the better. You’re not grinding here, and you need lots of speed. The second section back is smoother, and you can start there, and skate out to the front of the pipe. You can even grind the lip of the pipe when you’re feeling particularly gnarly. The coolest move I ever saw there was a local using a long board doing a bert slide to vertical, then grinding down the lip. A few inches the wrong way, and he’d have been dropping fifteen feet to the flat concrete outside the pipe.
If you go in the summer, it’s hot. Very hot. You’ll skate for a few minutes, and then collapse from the heat. There are no services anywhere nearby. Bring plenty to drink or eat, because you have to hike in about 1/4 mile from the parking area to get there, then paddle across about forty feet of water to access the pipe. Bring toilet paper if you’re prone to unexpected bowel movements (please don’t shit in the pipe–it’s just plain disgusting). Plan to spend several hours there, at least. It’s a unique skating experience that should be enjoyed for as long as possible. It’s usually an all-day session.