Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-29-2005   #1
Denver, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2004
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 3,097
Green = Good ... Red=Bad

It occured to me today as I checked the flows tab how I automatically respond to the red and green. In late may when everything started turning green I was like a kid in a candy store. I was happy, even if I wasn't going to run some of the runs, I was just happy that they had water. Now when I check the flows I heave a sign of dissappointment and resignation at all of the red staring me in the face. At least I'll be hitting the mountain with a snowboard soon...

deepsouthpaddler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2005   #2
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 305
To the 12 or so paddlers that I was having a good time with at Golden today the Red Zone means we can finally come out and play where before in the Green we just kinda sat and watched........

It's all in how you look at it.......

Don't do anything, just stand there.
rasdoggy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2005   #3
Caspian's Avatar
Englewood, Colorado
Paddling Since: 1978
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 882
If you are from the South, then you will find that the red is often runnable. The gauges are colored with a more Rocky Mountain perspective. Most of my boating has been in the SE, and I must have run Bailey ten times under 200 before I learned that that was considered by most to be unrunnably low. I now know it's way more fun with bigger water, but I still would go down to 165. Did it at 145 on accident once too, all the drops were good. Last year someone posted ultra-low water pics of a Gore run (450? maybe 250? don't recall) and it looked so sweet - all boofs and east-coast style creeky rapids. Ed Hansen has posted a few times that the Numbers are still fun down to 450. I actually think that 700 on the Numbers has much better play than 1000, 1500 or 2200.
Join up, suckas.

"People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid."
- Soren Kierkegaard
Caspian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2005   #4
COUNT's Avatar
Summit, Colorado
Paddling Since: 1996
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 2,085
Send a message via AIM to COUNT
Most of the boating I have done has actually been in the red or orange according to the buzz. Sometimes I think they should lower the level standards just a little.
COUNT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2005   #5
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 498
Perspective.... I once ran the numbers on Labor day at 250 in a dancer had a great day. i perfer 2 to 3 k but hell i am thinking of hitting it this week. If memory serves the Gore photos were at about 450 and it did look sweet. sj
sj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2005   #6
Denver, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2004
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 3,097

Thanks for the thoughts on low water runs. I have only seen a handlful of rivers in colorado since I moved up here in the middle of the summer. I assumed red meant there wasn't really even enough water to get down the river. I'll give some a shot!

deepsouthpaddler 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
Oil and Gas Exploration on the Green steambabe Whitewater Kayaking 0 05-15-2006 09:33 AM
Bozo on the Green: 200% shanebenedict Whitewater Kayaking 10 12-15-2005 07:28 PM
Green Mtn and GORE klamb Whitewater Kayaking 8 08-19-2005 02:29 PM
Yesterday good - today not so good rasdoggy Whitewater Kayaking 2 06-05-2005 10:35 PM
Blue below Green Mtn? dominicsciole Whitewater Kayaking 3 06-25-2004 11:22 AM

» Classified Ads
Liquid Logic BRAAAP

posted by pjmacnaughton

Liquid Logic Braaap Whitewater kayak 69 gal black/green...

2014 Rockstar Jackson...

posted by Scardenas95

Great shape, excellent boat!

*!* Pyranha S6 200 with...

posted by MaxwellSilverKayak

Pyranha S6 200 playboat for sale. Great for larger...

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 02:31 PM.

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