Monday, June 18, 2007

Colorado '07

This last week has been one to remember. One of the best paddling trips to date. We ran some hard stuff, some easy stuff, and hit up some play parks. Sarted the week off meeting of with london Nick and Stingl in Ft. Collins to run some sections of the Poudre. Hit up Spencer Hights and a juiced level, the rustic section, and the upper and lower Mishiwaka sections. Then drove over to Lawson and did Clear Creek from Lawson down to Idaho Springs, all of that on just Saturday and Sunday!!! Camped up in the mountains that night, and hit up the Lawson play hole on Clear Creek the next morning until early afternoon, then headed south to Beuna Vista to Joe Carroll's pad. Shortly after arriving there, the team Wavesport van shows up at his house and set up camp. It was fun hearing some of the stories some of the pro's had to so far off fetch from some of the dumb shit that we do, suprisingly. We stayed between Granite and the Royal Gorge for the remainder of the week. The Arkansas river was cranked to around 2000 cfs at the numbers, and around 2800 cfs in the gorge, making for great playboat riverun/play runs all week. Huge wavetrains and massive holes in the gorge....a lot of fun! We got disco-d wednesday night with Ben Guska and Joe-c in BV and from then on it was off to Fibark in Salida for the night life and great music! We missed finals due to a cancelation from weather on Saturday night because we had to hit the road on sunday morning...bummer~