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Old 05-20-2011   #31
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Nice description of high water Yampa, Buck! I can imagine the dory run of Warm Springs vividly at this level...hear your heart pumping as you line up for that lower right lateral. About as exciting as it gets in a wooden boat! The Canyon Wren and crew will be there in a couple days...heart pumping already!

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Was this in your dory? Or have you converted to rubber?
Was on a Yampa with you and Gary Scovill years ago and you let my daughter row your dory.


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Old 05-20-2011   #33
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Hi Mike and Richard! Rich - - Kendra was in Ashki way back then. I have a different (bigger) dory now (since 05') and yes, this was in it. Third Yampa in it. Mike, you are so right - - Warm Springs is quite a challenge for a wood boat at these levels! Yikes! BTW, had no trouble finding and pushing through the lateral, tho it may be bigger by the time you get there. But unlike the rubber, the next two surges/laterals coming off the right bank (just past the big boulder) did surf me further left than I expected so I had to pivot quickly and caught the far right edge of the monster hole (but went through it easily.) All happened very fast, but time enough to see/feel what was going on and pivot where needed. (I'd better not say more, it will get too complicated. BIG GRIN) Buena suerte amigo.
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Old 05-20-2011   #34
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The Diablo Canyon will be with our group launching next weekend. I'm sure it's owner would love to talk to you. Can we give you a call?
"Therefore have I uttered that which I understood not."
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Old 05-20-2011   #35
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just got around to posting my TR from trip last week here:

Yampa Trip Report 5/11-5/15
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Old 05-20-2011   #36
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Strife, I saw Diablo Canyon leave Derald Stewart's back yard on the Animas several years ago when (I think?) he sold it to someone in Durango. Bit of history. Anyway, no problem if someone wants to call (970) 241-6211 or email directly at

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