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    Day 1: The team met in Three Rivers, California, just outside of Sequoia Park to sort the necessary climbing gear, ropes, and camping gear.    

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    Eric and Forrest study a map before beginning the descent.

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    The General Sherman tree and other giants in Sequoia National Park.

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    The team: Forrest, J.J., Eric, and Ben ready to go.

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    Day 3: The team enters the river while Chris, with a previous shoulder injury, hikes back out to Admiration Point to spot their progress through the gorge. Chris later joined the team downriver for the final series of falls.

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    The view down valley from Admiration Point in Sequoia National Park.

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    Day 4: First night on the river. That afternoon the team got their first look from the top of the gorge and began to understand that they would have to do some serious climbing just to scout the gorge. 

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    Day 5: Ben and Forrest ascend out of the gorge after a primary scouting mission that took 12 hours.

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    Ben and Forrest scout the route into the gorge, roped to the wall in the upper left corner of the photo.

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    Day 6: Ben prepares for the final section of the rappel after four days near the top of the gorge, where the team set an aided rappel with 800 feet of rope to bypass a dangerous drop down a huge waterfall.

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    Ben nears a pool on the last rappel to the river.

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    Day 8: Ben waits out the rain and fog before running the last series of falls in the Marble Fork gorge.

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    The 50-foot Spout Falls and the final 90-foot slide, dubbed Yule Creek, before the Marble Fork hits the Kaweah River.

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    Ben about to drop over the last of the runnable Marble Falls.

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    Chris dropping into the 50-foot Spout Falls, with Ben behind. Chris had broken his hand on the first big drop of the day, the 100-foot Twizzler.

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    Ben and Chris celebrate a successful first descent below the last falls of the Marble Fork gorge.

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    The camp below the gorge after a long day through the falls.

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