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Old 05-28-2009   #11
niwot, Colorado
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Originally Posted by mwm4211 View Post
looking for casual river to float w/girlfriend

looking for a 1-3 night float w/in 5 hrs of Boulder

-I am not experienced but have rowed a dory style fly-fishing boat
-planning on renting boat/gear
-want to go soon within 2 weeks
-want to camp on river
-thinking class 1-2 (maybe class 3)

any suggestions would be greatly apprecaited

I think the advice about Pumphouse and the character of the rapids in high water are solid. Very few people have seen it about 2K and it can be a stretch for the casual boater at higher levels. I like Webby's advice about the Rancho Del Rio to Catamount stretch. If you don't mind crowds you could float from Grizzly Creek on to Glenwood Springs on the Colorado and plan to camp (if you call it that) at the resort at No Name. Allows you to go out for decent food in Glenwood in the evening- but sounds like the camp trip is the thing so maybe best left for later. All floats below the South Canyon wave and bridge are straight forward enough and there are many options for putin and takeout along this stretch.
have fun

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Old 05-28-2009   #12
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I second Stillwater canyon if you can increase your driving and travel time on the river. The whole trip needs a week.

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Old 05-28-2009   #13
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what are the logisitics on the n platte run? (put in/take out, min flows, length, etc.) always looking for good runs to do with my young daughters.

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