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Old 04-24-2007   #21
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Originally Posted by TimWalker View Post
I would love to see an analysis of a sample of the water in that eddy where cherry creek comes in.
As it happens, I did a comprehensive scientific analysis of said eddy the last time the levels came up above 3000:
(in parts per million)
Diapers - 77ppm
Tampons - 112ppm
Hepatitus-infected hypodermics - 17ppm
Yoo-Hoo bottles - 48ppm
Fecal Hamburger Helper - 302ppm
Deceased Norway Rats - 3ppm
Styrofoam Peanuts - 11,845ppm

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Old 04-24-2007   #22
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You should have held off on the Earth Day festivities yesterday. It would have all been washed into Nebraska by tomorrow.


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Old 04-24-2007   #23
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I'm shooting for 5:45 at the Bear Creek takeout. I'm expecting to see a crowd. Don't make me paddle at Golden!

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Old 04-24-2007   #24
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Looking very promising:

Discharge, cubic feet per second Most recent instantaneous value: 188 04-24-2007 15:45

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Old 04-24-2007   #25
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Tressel is really good right now. Big and juice with lots of different stuff going on. It made my head go pitter patter.

As far as brave for going out... get it while it's good. I don't drink the water, I just roll up and paddle onto the next wave. As for drinking water... I prefer bottled water to river water.

Surf was excellant and the crowds are tiny.
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Old 04-24-2007   #26
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If you'd like to see Confluence, but cannot get down there, 9news has some pics for you. Check it out:

Even a few shots with kayakers.
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Old 04-24-2007   #27
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Echoing Dons comment.... Tressel was way sweet. The hole on surfers left was one of the coolest features I have been on in Colorado.

The water quality did not seem as bad times in the past. More than worth the trip.

I think bear creek will be getting good tomorrow and the day after as all this snow is going to melt off. I live in Evergreen and we have about 18 inches and counting, 4-8 more tonight. It is really heavy so I am thinking that as it melts not much of it is going to evaporate. Thursday the sun will come out and things will be getting sweet.

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Old 04-24-2007   #28
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Info on Trestle

I haven't played at trestle before...I guess because there is rarely this much H20 in S. Platte. What's the beta on access/approach? Just float down from Confluence??? or different put-in... Also, what's the best approach for shuttle action?

Thanks for the help...and I will see you all there in the morning!!!
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Old 04-24-2007   #29
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I just paddled Trestle for the first time. Definitely a worthwhile trip. I don't think there are too many waves like it in Colorado. Super fun.

For access, just take the the road on the west side of the river (don't know the name but the same one Confluence Kayaks is on) all the way north. You'll eventually get to a roundabout/parking lot/big fenced-in building. We parked in the lot, then walked on the bike path to the river and put in below the foot bridge.

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Old 04-24-2007   #30
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Hey...that's me!

Thanks for the 9news link, Jarrod and I hit up at around one. Fun waves, best was inbetween confluence and tressle.

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