one hell of a day at the punchbowls.
the day started off with andy and i hitchhikeing to go to the punchbowls from gunnison, a random guy walks up to use and i sell him my wave sport Z, we get picked up by this guy and he throws our boats in the truck and we are on our way to CB. we get there our ride ganks on us but we have another but hes up on the mountain cause he is a lifty up there and he said we could use his truck. so i go on the free shuttle get there get the truck and head back to CB for andy, pick him up and we are on our way finally, past the east and gothic over schofield and we get to the non maintained part start to go in and we look to our right theres a waterfall we said sweet lets check it out, turns out to be a 10ft drop from an old mining sluice and then a 15 foot falls right after it, it was amazing. then i drop my camera in the river, there goes the digital, F**K. we run it twice and it was amzing found out later it was part of the east fork of the south fork of the crystal, fun little drops, but we are going to the punchbowls so we head on over there, the top of schofield and the section to the punchbowls is nar nar holy shit steep but we made it down to the bottom and we hop out to scout the drops, amazing, beautiful waterfall 30-40 ft somthing in that range into an aweome pool then into a sweet sliding waterfalll to 15ft vert drop amazing (look it up on AW for the pictures south fork of the crystal) we run the drops twice with 20 atv riders around telling us we are crazy and can't believe we are doing this when there about to drive up the nar nar that we just drove down.so instead of going up that section when we were leaving we were going to take the "easy way" well it was alot easier then the stuff earlier until boom flat tire on a flat section of the road, so we get out look at the damage and then get the spare out, the spare is locked to the truck and we have no key, cap of one of the lug nuts came off and the hood won't open for us to get the jack out, GREAT so we rip through the cable some how with pliars and a baseball bat, some how the hood opens randomly and get out the spare and realize that it is half full and we start going about 10 mins later pinched it and its flat again. we can't pull it over and get it off the road so i have to drive on the rim, talk about scary seeings how the river is 200 ft' down this scree slope and i have no tire, but we finally park it and start to hike an outward buond crew gives us a ride to marble, beaver lodge in marble gives us a phone and we get a ride from andy's dad, we head to the fire station to wait and get a ride, some nice folks from marble gave us some food and the ride arrived and we are headed home. 12:30 am we are back in gunny after 2 flat tires and some awesome day of paddleing, i would say it was worth it, im just going to hike from the top down instead of driving the whole thing.
but it was fun and worth it just a pain in the ass. well see ya later
you know sometimes i wish i would have chosen something like baseball but, i didn't and i'm a kayaker so this is what i do." -Nick Turner (Wehyakin)