It was a great day, 9 degrees, fresh snow at the put in slide, super slick ice boofs, 45 of the most passionate paddlers in Colorado and beyond and we all went kayaking together! New for me to see were three rafts on NYD. Way to represent rafters!
Thanks everyone for coming out to start the year off right! This is one of my favorite days on the river. Not because I love icy water but because of the amazing, inspired and eclectic crew that always shows up. Paddling whitewater in general defies logic and sound judgement, this is amplified more in extreme low temperatures. But often these moments are when we feel the most alive. Some people get this others never will.
Hope to paddle again with you all in 2016. If not, there is always NYD 2017.
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