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  • #16
    It's been awhile since I've been in the river, but I can recall at least 3 places...
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    • #17
      Originally posted by RichardS View Post
      It's been awhile since I've been in the river, but I can recall at least 3 places...
      How can you recall this when I can't find any record of anybody walking across the river and never seen it.

      Its one thing to state that there are places to stand in the river that are not deep. Its a completely other to state there are places "where you can walk across the river waist deep" from one bank to the other.

      Would like to see somebody try.
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      • #18
        I have done it many years ago in my teens with a couple of brave friends at lower flow who had done it before. It was a spot where the river is wide and straight.

        I do not recommend it because even if you know the river well, there are 12 foot deep channels and swift currents that can sweep you off your feet and a challenge for even a strong swimmer. In one step you can go from 2ft deep to 8 ft deep. Get caught is some submerged branches or stump roots and you can drown. The river changes regularly and there are many bridges now that are available for a safe crossing.
        We were young and foolish but had some ropes and safety gear just in case.
        Last edited by Edmonton PRT; 05-08-2019, 03:52 PM.
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        • #19
          When the Queen got stuck a month ago, where people needed to be rescued, it was due to a strong upstream. The heavy rainfalls was to blame for the strong river current. So now people are able to walk across the river? Jesus!

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          • #20
            You always could. Especially at low levels where the current is not that fast. There are places out my way that you could easily quad or walk from bank to bank.

            Just because you never saw it, doesn't mean it has not or could not happen.

            With the current and level today, only the galactically stupid would try to walk across. Even knee-deep, the pressure of a 12 knot current is insane. All one has to do is look at the turbidity of the water right now...aka dirt soup.
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            • #21
              Originally posted by RichardS View Post
              You always could. Especially at low levels where the current is not that fast. There are places out my way that you could easily quad or walk from bank to bank.

              Just because you never saw it, doesn't mean it has not or could not happen.

              With the current and level today, only the galactically stupid would try to walk across. Even knee-deep, the pressure of a 12 knot current is insane. All one has to do is look at the turbidity of the water right now...aka dirt soup.
              I can't find one recorded account of anybody doing this. I was btw talking about the river in Edmonton, as per the Edmonton Queen. If we're talking North Sask at some other point I'm less familiar.

              Like yourself I've lived here all my life, never known anybody or heard of anybody doing this. Other than PRT which I just heard of now.

              With the river flow, Temp, inconsistent bottom, undertows, I think it pretty damn hazardous undertaking. Foolish to say the least.
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              • #22
                There were no cell phones back then, so no one took pictures. There wasn't anyone around anyway and who is going to make a record of three teens walking across the river. It was near the Capilano bridge, well before the huge sandbar was formed. Not many people frequented the area. Crossed it outside the city as well about 50 miles downstream. Crossed the Red Deer river and the Pembina too. Back then we weren't bubble wrapped kids wearing helmets and helicopter parents hovering above. We were gone all day came home for supper. Our parents had no idea where we were on any given day. The stockyards, the railway tracks, Pine Creek ravine, the gravel pits, construction sites, the Belmont Drive inn, firing rockets horizontally, making gunpowder, distilling alcohol from homemade wine, climbing trees, making forts etc...

                Heck, I remember one of the Colangelo brothers being on the front page of the newspaper, standing on an ice flow as it floated downstream. He did not get wet but did not go home for 2 days. When he got home, momma Colangelo smacked him in the head. Lol

                Today, kids play video games, big whoop...
                Last edited by Edmonton PRT; 05-08-2019, 04:46 PM.
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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Edmonton PRT View Post
                  There were no cell phones back then, so no one took pictures. There wasn't anyone around anyway and who is going to make a record of three teens walking across the river. It was near the Capilano bridge, well before the huge sandbar was formed. Not many people frequented the area. Crossed it outside the city as well about 50 miles downstream. Crossed the Red Deer river and the Pembina too. Back then we weren't bubble wrapped kids wearing helmets and helicopter parents hovering above. We were gone all day came home for supper. Our parents had no idea where we were on any given day. The stockyards, the railway tracks, Pine Creek ravine, the gravel pits, construction sites, the Belmont Drive inn, firing rockets horizontally, making gunpowder, distilling alcohol from homemade wine, climbing trees, making forts etc...

                  Heck, I remember one of the Colangelo brothers being on the front page of the newspaper, standing on an ice flow as it floated downstream. He did not get wet but did not go home for 2 days. When he got home, momma Colangelo smacked him in the head. Lol

                  Today, kids play video games, big whoop...
                  Complete bs.

                  On one hand you're citing that theres no record of any North Sask river crossing by foot in Edmonton. (correct)

                  Next you state you and your friends did it (unsubstantiated hearsay from someone with a propensity to make things up on the fly)

                  You're stating that you and your friends were able to accomplish this feat with "ropes and some safety equipment" lol

                  Curiously without internet, without precedent, without technological depth finding equipment that could be used today you're telling the internet that you and your friends performed multiple crossings, by foot, of the North Sask River, and without obviously any knowledge of what the relative depths across would be.

                  Did you and your friends scale the CN tower with "ropes and some safety stuff " (presumably hanging around in somebodies dusty garage) as well?

                  PRT. Leaps tall buildings, advocates PRT, was Jack Cousteau in his misspent youth you know exploring the muddy, silty CONSTANTLY CHANGING North Sask river bottom. .
                  Last edited by Replacement; 05-08-2019, 08:01 PM.
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                  • #24
                    Replacement, why are you being so asinine?

                    What sort of record are you looking for? It is not like it was crossing the Himalayas in winter. Did not know that because something happened before the internet was invented, you think it could not happen. We did not have "technological depth finding equipment" we had something better. It is called A LONG STICK!

                    The river is very shallow in places and there are places to cross on foot. Get over it.

                    We had a length of rope, walking sticks and my friend's brother had a soccer ball and a backpack that we thought could be used as a life preserver. I was 15, and the two brothers were 16 and 13. We used the walking sticks but never used the rope or pack and ball. We were just teenagers. We did not even plan this. We were just exploring the river valley and wading in the river and floated down the river a bit on a driftwood log (something we had done on the Red Deer River by Munson's Ferry before) until we got stuck on a sandbar. We began to wade/walk to the far bank and went further and further until we were across. I remember that the water only came up to just under my belt at the deepest. We then backtracked to the south shore and continued to explore.

                    Have you even set foot in the river?

                    Are you a certified cold water diver?

                    Do you have a record of it?
                    Last edited by Edmonton PRT; 05-08-2019, 08:50 PM.
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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Edmonton PRT View Post
                      Replacement, why are you being so asinine?

                      What sort of record are you looking for? It is not like it was crossing the Himalayas in winter. Did not know that because something happened before the internet was invented, you think it could not happen. We did not have "technological depth finding equipment" we had something better. It is called A LONG STICK!

                      The river is very shallow in places and there are places to cross on foot. Get over it.

                      We had a length of rope, walking sticks and my friend's brother had a soccer ball and a backpack that we thought could be used as a life preserver. I was 15, and the two brothers were 16 and 13. We used the walking sticks but never used the rope or pack and ball. We were just teenagers. We did not even plan this. We were just exploring the river valley and wading in the river and floated down the river a bit on a driftwood log (something we had done on the Red Deer River by Munson's Ferry before) until we got stuck on a sandbar. We began to wade/walk to the far bank and went further and further until we were across. I remember that the water only came up to just under my belt at the deepest. We then backtracked to the south shore and continued to explore.

                      Have you even set foot in the river?

                      Are you a certified cold water diver?

                      Do you have a record of it?
                      I've challenged your posts on the subject because they are tall tales to begin with. But ongoing because you are changing the story as you go along, consistent with such fabrication. First you had ropes, safety stuff to safeguard, then you claim not using it at all.


                      First, your words, you claimed; "We were young and foolish but had some ropes and safety gear just in case. "

                      Then you tell me you brought no equipment, the river crossing was unplanned, and that you were floating on driftwood when you just decided to walk across the river, without "ropes and safety gear in case"

                      Next you claim to have perfect long walking sticks on hand, that somehow you had, while floating on driftwood, further to walk the river without falling in, which again by your account was unplanned. With no rope, no equipment, not even life preservers.




                      If you tell a tall tale in this way, and change the story with directly contradicting accounts, its quite clear that your details will be questioned. You're old and haven't learned this in life?
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                      • #26
                        Can we get back to the riverboat please? You guys are arguing about whether EPRT crossed the river on foot as a kid? Nobody can prove it or deny it. Move on. I'm sure lots of people have crossed the river on foot, its certainly low enough in points during low flow season.
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                        • #27
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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by Replacement View Post
                            Originally posted by Edmonton PRT View Post
                            The river is so shallow that even a canoe can run aground...

                            There are places where you can walk across the river ftom bank to bank and not get waist deep. A lot has changed in the summer flow since the two dams were made upstream.
                            Any canoe running aground is paddling right into a sand bar.

                            Where are these places where you can walk completely across waist deep...


                            Originally posted by RichardS View Post
                            It's been awhile since I've been in the river, but I can recall at least 3 places...
                            How tall are you?

                            Are we talking waste deep in snow?
                            Last edited by KC; 06-08-2019, 12:14 PM.

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by Edmonton PRT View Post
                              Replacement, why are you being so asinine?

                              What sort of record are you looking for? It is not like it was crossing the Himalayas in winter. Did not know that because something happened before the internet was invented, you think it could not happen. We did not have "technological depth finding equipment" we had something better. It is called A LONG STICK!

                              The river is very shallow in places and there are places to cross on foot. Get over it.

                              We had a length of rope, walking sticks and my friend's brother had a soccer ball and a backpack that we thought could be used as a life preserver. I was 15, and the two brothers were 16 and 13. We used the walking sticks but never used the rope or pack and ball. We were just teenagers. We did not even plan this. We were just exploring the river valley and wading in the river and floated down the river a bit on a driftwood log (something we had done on the Red Deer River by Munson's Ferry before) until we got stuck on a sandbar. We began to wade/walk to the far bank and went further and further until we were across. I remember that the water only came up to just under my belt at the deepest. We then backtracked to the south shore and continued to explore.

                              Have you even set foot in the river?

                              Are you a certified cold water diver?

                              Do you have a record of it?
                              Dumb city kids! Hahaha

                              We used to get on our bikes, shoot down the hill below the museum and try to jump the ditch beside the road near the river bank. There was a mound and a stump on the hill side that allowed us to get air. Then the trees on the other side of the road were there to slow anyone that made it over the ditch.

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by Medwards View Post
                                Can we get back to the riverboat please? You guys are arguing about whether EPRT crossed the river on foot as a kid? Nobody can prove it or deny it. Move on. I'm sure lots of people have crossed the river on foot, its certainly low enough in points during low flow season.
                                Would be nice to see it dredged in places to allow for more certainty for boaters.

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