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Old 09-04-2011   #1
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Narrows 1st Descent?

Upon driving up the Cache La Poudre River outside Fort Collins, CO on Sunday afternoon with my wife, dog, and creek boat, we passed a narrow section of the river which I was told is called the Narrows. Nobody was around. This section looked very difficult! After studying it with the slim intent of kayaking a section that has possibly never been run at this level, I decided that my skills might be up for it. While kayaking the steep gradient with utmost focus, I could not help but notice fishermen and Harley Davidson motorcyclists cheering me on as if I was the first to ever kayak this part of the river at this level.

I'm curious if anyone on this forum knows of anyone else who has tackled this section of the Cache La Poudre. The Gauge at Pineview Falls which is painted in orange numbers read 1.5

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Old 09-05-2011   #2
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no your the first one congratulation

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Old 09-05-2011   #3
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I was running it 30 years ago and it was old news then
They also have a race down in it now.
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Old 09-05-2011   #4
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Wow 1.5 on the pineview gauge.. Must of felt huge in there. It has been run back in the 80's but never that high.. Must have been a epic day.. I am looking forward to the go pro footage you must have!

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Old 09-05-2011   #5
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Don't recall it ever being fired at those levels, wish I could've seen it. Until I see a go pro or some other kind of vid I refuse to believe this happened
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It was me, and I made that shit look good!
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Old 09-05-2011   #7
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I have heard rumors of this Cache La Poudre amoungst motorcycle gangs and old school fisherman but did not believe it actually existed. Congratulations on finding this new and undiscovered river drainage. You now have the right to name it.
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Old 09-05-2011   #8
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I just checked out all the Harley and flyfishing sites and there was no mention of this "claimed" descent. I think i have to call BS here. .....unless the dog can vouch for you.
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Old 09-05-2011   #9
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Let me "drop" this on ya...If you'd ride your "motorcycle" up there more often you'd have seen its been run a few times

Oh no I didn't!
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Old 09-05-2011   #10
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I've ran that shit at 2ft, broh. Then I facebooked the shit out of it.

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