Some winter boating tips...
I started doing this here in Nh where i guess its as cold as in CO??Anyway there's tons of snow on the ground and plenty of water, at least for mid December.
I started using the Yak Trax cleat devices on my booties for walking to and from the river and this makes a huge difference over the snow and ice dragging a heavy boat.I also gear up from home putting everything on including gloves and hoodie, except pfd and helmet. I drive down with my spray deck on my body as I find getting this on at the river is really punishing sometimes. I realize many of you probably do all this but I thought I would just throw it out there, one winter boater to another.