Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-09-2005   #1
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 58
North Fork of the Poudre

We did the upper section on NF of the poudre today and it is at a good level. It would be tough for me to guess the flow, I'd say 450 give or take a couple honies. The SE dudes I was with styled the big drop and made it look like plop'n drop.... I walked.

We encoutered 4 barbed wire fences, we only portaged the second one and squeezed by the rest. I think the third one was the most difficult to go under.

Anybody know anything about the little south? I wouldn't be suprised if it was done but I honestly have no clue.


johnny portage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2005   #2
Phillips's Avatar
Lakewood, Colorasta
Paddling Since: 1997
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 843
Hey JP whats up with the North fork of the Poudre? I've only heard about it, do you have any more beta (i.e milage, shuttle, class) Thinking about something new to do on sunday.


Phillips is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2005   #3
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 58
This won't be too helpful but I think we used the description in CRC for legal acces at both ends. We had to hike to the river about a mile to get on and then there is a very short flatwater paddle to get out. The reservoir backs some flatwater up the river a little ways but it's not a big deal -- especially considering the hike in. So the put in is a hike from a trail head you arrive at shortly after driving over the river, and the take out is at a resevoir.
It's definately class IV cause it's continuous and it's shallow enough that you don't want to be flippin. I think we portaged logs in 3 places, 2 of which come almost immediately after putting on. We boat scouted most of it but there were are few places where we got out because we couldn't see around a corner or an H-line. I think CRC calls the waterfall class V, it's 8 feet or so and there isn't a convienent way to have safety set up close to the hole. The dudes who ran it had absolutely no trouble and it made me regret walking. The portage is a b.. but whatever. After you get through the rapids you leave the canyon and you can feel that you are more in the "plains." This is when the private land and barbed wire show up. From here it is a couple of miles of class II to the res. I might be interested in joining you guys on sunday, but I might not be able to boat. I thought the scenery on the run was great too.

Sorry for the vague shuttle info, I wasn't the navigator.

johnny portage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2005   #4
Phillips's Avatar
Lakewood, Colorasta
Paddling Since: 1997
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 843
Cool thanks for the info. I didn't realize it was in CRC. I thought I had that damn thing memorized by now.

Phillips is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2005   #5
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 116
Never paddled this, but I would be interested in hooking up on Sunday if people are paddling. Call me or post if thats cool.

(303) 3242524
lagoonia is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Topic Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
North Fork of the Gunnison? droughtboater Kayaking | Trip Planner 3 05-03-2006 04:45 PM
What are good flows on the North Fork of the Poudre? bingo Whitewater Kayaking 3 07-01-2005 12:58 PM
Lower North Fork of the Poudre? afox Whitewater Kayaking 2 05-31-2005 06:39 PM
North Fork of the Poudre beta zhensley Whitewater Kayaking 1 05-12-2005 10:43 AM
North Fork Poudre minimum flow? soylent green Whitewater Kayaking 3 04-28-2005 01:38 PM

» Classified Ads
2016 Dagger Axiom 9.0 (LG)

posted by atom

2016 Dagger Axiom 9.0 Used a handful of times. Great...

Jackson SuperStar

posted by bodhizafa

Jackson Superstar kayak, black color. In ok condition. ...

NRS Outlaw II KI

posted by surfdork88

NRS Outlaw II KI, barely used, 12.2' x 39" 34 lbs., no...

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:09 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.