Poudre - Danger
Hey noticed 2 things this weekend I thought I'd point out. Probably more important to rafters than kayakers since both of these issues could rip a raft and would be hard to avoid if you were being lazy or didn't see them, kayakers can get around/over no problems really.
Anyway, there is a huge tree across the river in the small rapid/wave train just below where the stove prairie road joins HWY 14, its a slight left hand bend going into a long straight wave train, and the tree is near the bottom of the straightaway, with some serious ragged branches sticking up. Will probably move at high water, but for now be aware since it takes up most of the center channel. Easy to get around to the right or left if you're set up for it.
Second and harder to see, there is a steel T-post sticking out about 2 feet and back upstream in the rapid right above what most rafters call the "Goal Posts" or "Horseshoe hole" not really sure what its called to be honest, but is a decent rapid and the post is pretty much right in the center of the main line everyone takes. Again, easy to get right or left of it, but its hard to see and will likely destroy a raft fif you hit it. It's not even wiggling so it seems pretty stuck in there. Will be a bigger issue at higher flows when its just barely sticking out and looking to gouge the bottoms of boats.
There's nothing to do about the tree, but its probably worth an attempt to get that t-post out of there, maybe this week as the river came down a bunch with the cold weather, I can see it being a real issue soon.