Originally Posted by cayo
If your'e talkin' 'bout Beaver Crk. there was an aborted 1ST d that resulted in helicopter rescue.There may be a lower section that is more reasonable.
i hiked down that creek this past fall and that creek looks heinous as shit. there is some good stuff in there yeah, some sweeeeeeet looking spouts and slides, but the majority of it is gnar to the max. i cant believe those guys [the aborted 1st d crew] thought they could do it.
fountain creek from somewhere up by divide down to around manitou has to have something, ive seen that creek rage, and theres good gradient in the area. evryone ive asked about that stretch has told me "watch out for the contamination from co springs", but cant seem to understand im talking about the stretch ABOVE Manitou Spgs, waaaay before the big city. i dunno really. theres a good amount of granite up there, im sure with some exploring somebody could find some short sections of goodness, even with low flow. granite bedrock is good for that.