Denver this weekend?

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Denver this weekend?

Post by sbroam » Wed May 06, 2015 1:09 pm

I'm flying out to Denver with my wife where she will be taking a class. Any local boating opportunities Thu-Sat for a c-boater who is bringing no gear? Flat water? will have a rental (looks like a minivan is the cheapest?!).

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Re: Denver this weekend?

Post by busterblue » Wed May 06, 2015 3:43 pm

You might also try posting to mountainbuzz.com. There are a lot of Colorado boaters on there.

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Re: Denver this weekend?

Post by cadster » Wed May 06, 2015 4:06 pm

There are whitewater runs flowing close to town now. We are having unusually cool and rainy weather.

What type of water and boat are you wanting? Are you bringing no personal gear?

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Re: Denver this weekend?

Post by sbroam » Wed May 06, 2015 4:27 pm

My wife is taking a class Thu-Sat noon and we fly out early Sunday. [She won't want to paddle] I'm trying to travel light and didn't really even think about the possibility of paddling until this morning. But... I might squeeze my dry suit in if it makes sense (i guess I better figure that out since we leave in just over 4 hours...). As rusty as I am whitewater-wise this season, I probably ought to keep it on the low side of class III. I'm not above rafting :-)

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Re: Denver this weekend?

Post by cadster » Wed May 06, 2015 4:40 pm

Based on the weather forecast, a drysuit would be a great thing to be wearing.

Runs that come to mind would be Clear Creek from it's canyon mouth into the Golden play park or the Deckers/Chutes stretch of the S Platte.

Are you wanting to go open or decked?

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Re: Denver this weekend?

Post by cadster » Wed May 06, 2015 4:43 pm

You might like Boulder Creek in Boulder, too. It's low, but runnable and could be jumping up soon.

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Re: Denver this weekend?

Post by sbroam » Wed May 06, 2015 4:52 pm

It's probably a lot easier to fit in a borrowed open boat than a borrowed decked boat, especially with as much as I put on the scales...

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Re: Denver this weekend?

Post by sbroam » Tue May 12, 2015 1:28 pm

I hooked up with http://www.goldenriversports.net/ws/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; - they (unsurprisingly) don't have any C-boats, but they do have a C-boater on staff - Dennis. I took out a Pyranha Fusion on the whitewater park there in Golden. Yes, it was a kayak, but it was an open boat (whitewater sit-on-top)... Neat area and while the park might not be 100% natural river, it was a convenient way to squeeze in some paddling (given my small windo of opportunity) with some fun features. I'm glad I brought the dry suit...

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