Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-02-2005   #1
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 2
A few quick questions

I am going on the Dolores next week, and I was wondering what a good boat would be for that kind of trip. I want to take something that is a hybrid of a river runner and a playboat. Like the kingpin 6.3 or something of that sort. Any recommendations would be wonderful. Another thing I was wondering is should I just go for the ATX and skip the AT. (Those are paddles) The ATX is $100 more but it feels better and it is more suited to what I want. The AT would work but I have no idea on what I should do. I have the money for the other one but I dunno. Recommendations would be very much appreciated. Thanks. And stay safe on those rivers.

Devin Bear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2005   #2
Golden, Colorado
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 831
I rafted the Slickrock to Bedrock section last week. I don't know which section you are talking about, but here is what it was like:

water was high, I think about 4000 cfs. Not many eddies for large rafts, the river is bank full and running through the brush on the sides. It was hard to find camp sites that had enough good eddy space for our 5 rafts.

Normally a class II run with a few class III rapids, I would now call the entire thing class III because the current is moving fast and it is a very cold river for its size. We took our 2 1/2 year old kid and it was definitely at the limit of what I would want to do with a kid. If a kid wandered into the river from camp without someone seeing they would be gone. It was definitely not a class II river last week.

I'm not a playboater so I didn't really pay attention to the play potential. I suppose that most of the waves were probably 1-shot kinds of things. Lots of flat water and most of the rapids were washed out. The "one hole" rapid, which the ranger told us is usually a big hole, was non-existent.

By the way, the creek along the road above Gateway was smoking. I saw a few fun looking drops from the road but I was on a mission to a family float so I didn't get in. Looked like class V- with no eddies.

Ture is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2005   #3
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 2
Thanks Bro, that helps a ton. I appreciate your posting that response.
Devin Bear is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Topic Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
A quick question stinginrivers Whitewater Kayaking 5 05-05-2006 05:17 PM
Quick Air rasdoggy Whitewater Kayaking 0 10-01-2005 10:10 AM
Rapid Air Quick air...where it keep it mfrench Whitewater Kayaking 4 06-07-2005 12:58 PM
Quick question guys.. GAtoCSU Whitewater Kayaking 4 05-29-2005 03:54 PM
Anyone with a Gus willing to sell it quick in Co? floaty22 Whitewater Kayaking 1 05-17-2005 10:42 PM

» Classified Ads
Bone Kayak Pendant

posted by circuitmonkey

Bone kayak pendant. Made in nepal. I have a bunch of...

Kokatat Dry Suit, Sweet...

posted by condor

Kokatat GMER, XXL, excellent condition, well cared for, no...

Shitty Mank Boat

posted by deepsouthpaddler

Jackson Villian L Mank Boat If you have ever dreamed of...

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:38 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.