After driving over Wolf Creek pass the other day, it did look like some new rocks had been pushed in. Let's not forget that this can be a good thing. Yes, it sucks when a good drop is destroyed, just as much as when a good drop is naturally changed (Tunnel Falls used to offer sweet downtime, w/o the beat downs).
The drops on the South Fork looked unchanged, but I think some new ones may be there. Just think of all of the great runs that have been at least partially formed by blast rock from roads, mining, or railroads in Colorado alone. SSV is top of my list, plus Big Thompson, Gore, Spencer Heights, Joe Wright, Clear Creek's Silver Plume to Georgetown (seriously, its not even in the natural river bed, and still fun), Bailey, Barrel Springs, Upper Fryingpan, Lower Crystal stuff, Gillman Gorge (can you say Slurry Pipe?), Homestake, and of course the forbidden M-wave (which is worth the drive about once every 4 years). Maybe we could talk to CDOT about where to place the rocks. A little to the left please sir, and that big one up there in the flats... They just need a little proper guidance.
Yes, I know none of the above runs are "super super classic" or should I say clean. (Before I get flamed, Gore and Bailey are classic, but they don't compare to half the runs around Durango or in the Crystal Valley in my opinion). But sometimes we get lucky with a little blast rock. Keep the fingers crossed.
Yeti, don't take anything the wrong way. We all enjoy searching for something new. Just don't feel that it has to be new to the world to be cool. It just has to be new to you. Most people would rather see you stop filming and setting safety, and drop into a gorge with them.
Fuck that sounded lame.