Originally Posted by lindazco
It's not that easy - is she a total beginner? We put in just below Johnson Village (at the bridge where all the rafts launch) and took out at Ruby Mtn campground. There are strainers and rocks, I wouldn't take her on her first run there.
Rocks yes. Strainers highly unlikely. The rocks are pretty easily visible on a sunny day.
Pikes Peak Whitewater Club has tended to take newbs to Milk Run using the raft company put-in. It's so easy it's worth the money to park there, and theyre good to us boaters.
I assert that this is a good beginner run.
It starts out fast, but it's class II. The lines are big, and the swims pretty forgiving. It was my first run on the Ark (and I swam just past the bridge because someone else rammed me into a rock and I flipped).
If she's capable of following a line, this is a pretty easy run, and once you get past the first 1/4 mile, it's very simple.