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Old 06-08-2010   #1
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Holey Flooded Rivers and Creeks!

Myself and another unnamed boater decided that high water was a good time to ditch work and explore the normal Front Range class IV offerings at high water. We started the day on Clear Creek, and worked north to Boulder Creek and then the Big Thompson. All I can say is here it is: hot temperatures and big water. Clear Creek is fast, Boulder Creek is super fun right now and you can make a long run of it from the blue bridge down. The Big Thompson was full on flooding by my estimation. I've run it at 650cfs before and at 1050cfs today I could barely recognize it. The banks are overflowing, eddies are few and far between and there are huge turbulent wave holes everywhere with everything flushing quickly downstream.

Get on it now! Let's hear the trip reports. But be super safe out there. There's definitely a lot less room for error than normal. A lady standing around on the Big T was saying there was a death earlier in the day and they were doing a body search. We're hoping they just found Texas Ken's boat that was pinned out there and it was a false call <fingers crossed>. I think it's a good idea to call in any lost gear to the local police department because all the government rescue crews are on red alert.

Just my rally call to get out there and enjoy the high flow, have fun, and be smart.
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