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    Iao Stream. One of my favorite places...not just to photograph, but to sit, breathe deep, listen, see, feel....be with the flow of things....

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    Very nice - I can feel and hear the peace just looking at the photos...

    I like the amount of softness in the water, it is not overdone as it is som many times...perfect.

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    Wonderful photos, Ken! I like all of 'em, but especially the second photo that shows the white flow radiating in the small pool below the tongue.

    The Iao reminds me of "the river", as locals (Nevada City, California) call the South Yuba, our nearby mountain stream. Many people skinny dip, hang out, hike, and photograph, including David McKay (http://www.davidmckayphotography.com/) who has published a book of river photos. I keep going back to take photos, including a series of low-angle sunlight on bare, river-sculpted rocks that I call "Silicate sensuality".

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    Nice series, Ken. Good memories of our time shooting together there. I now have ND's and Grads for next time, and a CF tripod to carry easily.
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    Thank you.....

    Tony, I know the Yuba River. I had a friend living near Grass Valley for a while and spent a week with him one summer in the late 90's. Beautiful area and we had some fun playing in the river. Another special river is The Rogue in southern Oregon. And yet another is the Trinity outside Weaverville, west of Redding, California. And yet even another is the Smith River, a little east of Crescent City, CA heading over to Grants Pass, OR. Ken, yes.....and when you get back to Maui we'll set aside some time to spend at Iao again; perhaps get up to Haleakala as well...
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    Hi Ken. Years ago I was really into whitewater, guiding paddle boats and oar boats up to Class V for fun and professionally. I've run all of your special rivers: the Rogue, the Trinity and the Smith (different forks).

    Back in 1993 I was 2 weeks away from the formal startup of my own hydrology consulting firm when I was taken out by a head injury. I had my first two contracts in hand, one of which would have been to make hydrology measurements on the Trinity using my whitewater raft for access, then use the measurements to model flows and water temperatures to find ways to operate the dams to mitigate their bad effects on salmon spawning. I did a similar project on the Sacramento River below Shasta Dam. It would have been fun and interesting to do more.

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    The rocks very big, the water very clean. Do you find any fishes playing inside the river?
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    Hey Tony....that's interesting....sounds like you've spent a bit of time on those rivers. I did do a rafting trip down the lower Rogue for a few days one summer and it was great fun. But, its not quite fair to compare the small quaint, though beautiful, Iao Stream with those gorgeous world class rivers, where there is some fine fishing, unlike Iao in which there aint no fish at all...
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    No fish? That's a drag! One of the most fun whitewater rivers is the Metolius in Oregon. It's such a popular fishing river that many lines are stretched across. It's hard to avoid them because the river is continuous-gradient. Unlike the usual pool-drop whitewater rivers, the Metolius is like a miles long Class III rapid, so it's hard to dodge the fishing lines.

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    Oregon has many fine rivers. I'm a little familiar with the Metolius. Another river I am more familiar with and is quite scenic is the Umpqua. The Deschutes is nice too.
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