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Old 07-30-2011   #1
Eagle-Vail, Colorado
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The inevitable fate of Gore Race 2011

It is no surprise to any of us in the whitewater world that we have seen record water levels this season that have provided much enjoyment to all boaters and water lovers alike.

Unfortunately it is for this same reason that after discussions with BLM and interested parties that we will not be running the Gore Canyon race in 2011. The race was scheduled and permitted for Saturday, August 20th 2011, however with Gore levels still sitting above 3000cfs the probability of it dropping below the 1400cfs maximum required by our insurance providers to run the race is highly unlikely. In addition, based on previous experience, the number of participants who actually race at high water presents a high risk situation in regards to us raising enough money to cover our basic costs.

Do not fear fellow Gore Race veterans and enthusiasts alike. We have a 5 year permit in our possession to run the race, so we are just going to be all the more ready and excited to get it cranking in 2012 and beyond.

In addition, the BLM has kindly agreed to still keep the group camp area reserved up at Pumphouse for the weekend of August 19/20/21, where will will be enjoying the Colorado River from Pumphouse down on rafts, shredders, kayaks, SUP's and anything that floats with all our friends and family and encourage all others who enjoy Gore weekend to join us.

If you need another reason to come up and play on this particular weekend, we will also be there to support one of the members of our Timberline family, who will be raising money to support their young son who was recently diagnosed and is being treated for leukemia.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused any one and wanted to make a decision in due course. Please contact Lisa Reeder with any questions.

Enjoy the rest of the summer and we hope to see you all out there!

~Summer's short, paddle hard, play safe~

-Gore Canyon Race crew

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Old 07-30-2011   #2
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On the bright side: Gore over 1,400 at the end of August will be freakin sweet!!

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Old 07-30-2011   #3
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.....We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused any one and wanted to make a decision in due course.....
Too bad the race won't be going, but I'm sure many will still show up. The best part of Gorefest has always been the boaters who you meet and meet again from years past.

---and don't you dare apologize for mother nature giving our state a phenominal run-off this year! It makes up for what she did to us in 2002!

Glad to hear that there will still be an event. I'm trying to switch days-off at work to get there.
"So in two seconds, away we went, a sliding down the river, and it did seem so good to be free again and all by ourselves on the big river and nobody to bother us." -Mark Twain (The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn)
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Old 07-30-2011   #4
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On the bright side: Rincon Rendezvous is going down that same weekend

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Old 07-31-2011   #5
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Its all good.

Plan B. Run what you brung mass start at noon. See you there.
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Old 07-31-2011   #6
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Well as long as it gets below 2k I'll be up there with a crew to run it for fun. Hopefully there is still a good turnout to set up more safety
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Old 07-31-2011   #7
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Originally Posted by hobie View Post
Plan B. Run what you brung mass start at noon. See you there.
Agreed! Mass start for sure!!
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Old 08-03-2011   #8
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Misunderstanding on group campsites

Hello all,
I am sorry to say that there has been a misunderstanding. Timberline Tours has reserved one of the group campsites, but the other group campsite is still available to be reserved (and paid for).

We welcome people to the Pumphouse Recreation Site during the August 20-21st weekend, but please be aware that all normal camping fees and rules apply.

Group campsites cost $30 per night. There are six tent pads, but more tents can be set up in the grass. Please note that there is a limit of 30 people in group campsites. If you want to reserve the available group campsite, please call the front desk and pay with a credit card.

Individual campsites cost $10 per night, have a limit of 10 people per site, and cannot be reserved.

Regardless of whether you camp in a group campsite or individual campsite, each campsite payment includes one car - each extra car must pay $3 per day. No camping outside of the designated camping areas.

As you know, there are many areas for dispersed camping near Pumphouse. If you do camp on public lands, please be good stewards and bring portable toilets and pack out all trash, including toilet paper. Thank you very much!
Teri Parvin
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Old 08-03-2011   #9
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Filthy underwriters!
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Old 08-06-2011   #10
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Thanks Terri, sorry for the mix-up!

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