Having paddled with Lars and chuck Stanley in California back in the day, (80s)
I invited Lars to stay with me in Colorado and paddle some Class V here in my back
yard , on a run I told him i had completed the first descent on. "Lake Creek"...I told him of my new pet run "..
Lake Creek", ..
which nobody paddled except our "core" group..(Z.Hubbard.J.Hubbard and trip leader "RC"...namer n' tammer)........ I had the pleasure of a first D and named most of the rapids, I cut out tons of wood, and knew the run very well... after we "warmed" up on Pine Creek / Numbers sections on the Arkansas river, we had a plan for Lake Creek the following day. As it turned out.. I could not paddle with him that day, I had to work, and I warned him this is not a good run to do without going with someone who knew it well....he decided to try out Lake Creek without me and he would figure it out with his fellow paddler from Cali.. and I told them of several "not to miss eddys"...and for sure look out for the main rapid I named the "Paralylizer"..Lars returned much later that day. head hanging low, beat up and ragged. He got hammered.....I asked him what happened ... he refused to give me much information, he looked at me with deep set eyes, thanked me for the hopspitality...got in his truck and left...I never knew what happen to Lars on Lake Creek... and never will perhaps......peace out Lars...