6.15.2010

High Water

Another good high water weekend.  Saturday we caught Bear Creek at around 175 cfs.  It was my first time out there; classic Colorado micro-creek mank boating.  We lapped No Fun Falls a few times and it looked like some press got some photos, so maybe I'll have pretty photos soon. 

Sunday we got on big water Big Thompson, with 575 on the gauge, and about 800 coming through past Drake thanks to the water from the North Fork coming in.  Big water and big holes all over the place.  No carnage though, fortunately.  At these levels, it might be one of my favorite runs.  What is usually a IV+ is a solid V at those levels, and the area below the dam was clocking in at a V- or so.  Good times. 

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