This weekend is CWWA's "Colorado Weekend" and my hope is to do something within my ability, challenging, and of course new.
I'm in my second year, reliable roll and solid head on my shoulders. Good brace. I'm in that stage where I'm making Class IIIs as hard on myself as I can to make move up to IV. I won't say I don't have a lot to learn still.
Anyhow, I'm looking at the CRC trying to figure out what runs I want to do, and a lot of the stuff on the Roaring Fork near Glenwood looks interesting, but I don't know the flows.
The flow meter shows Roaring Fork below Slaughterhouse in the red, until you get down to Cemetery, which is green.
Cemetery looks like it would be mostly Class II, so a bit dull for me. I still might run it.
But on Page 191 of the CRC2 is "Woody Creek/Toothache" - about 9 miles of Class III at flows from 500 to 2000. Flows everywhere BUT Cemetery show as below 500...
But if Woody Creek/Toothache are just upstream of Cemetery, might they be high enough to run?
Assuming I can't run the Roaring Fork Class IIIs, what would you recommend I paddle on the Colorado?
I've done (and plan to do one day) Shoshone/Grizzly. The rest I'm looking for some ideas.
To give you an idea of what I consider a challenge, I do Parkdale well, Fractions respectably.
Thanks for any input.