Your lost boat(s) on Clear creek.
Sitting around in Denver today, it's bloody hot.
Decided to pay a guide to run clear creek.
There was a ducky stuck in an eddy in the middle of the class IV section up high....I'm don't know the name of it, sorry.
I went bakl and freed the ducky after the trip, with the help of some other folks. They have the ducky and should be posting up shortly.
So, then I went alittle further down looking for some paddles I'd seen on the bank.
I found a raft stuck on a strainer river left just on the west side and down stream of tunnel 5. There was nobody around.
It was an Oar rig, cooler still onboard, no oars or anything around.
I could just get to it and pulled a bow line out of the water....which was good because it was 30ft long dangling right through the middle of the river.
I rigged a z pulley and tried to get the boat loose...it was stuck hard.
Then I found a paddle under the boat and pushed on it alittle. I went back to change direction on the z...and the raft cut loose. No problem I'd tied it off. Then my plan was to swing it into an eddy below that was hemmed in with rocks...a good spot to secure the raft.
So using the friction of the big boulders I started moving it down stream.
I was dragged pretty hard across some boulders, but was managing it ok.
The raft slipped into the main current, which was cranking, and it was all I could do to keep the raft from taking off.
Then the D ring blew....and down stream she went.
After calling 911 to let them know no one was in the raft/river( I knew everyone and their mother would be calling), I followed the raft down stream.
It hung up hard on river right....in between Mile Marker 663.5 and MM 664.
If you can get river right it should be easy to get. Cooler was still in it, the frame looked worked.
I didn't see the brand but it's red and gray.
Goodluck getting your boat back...sorry I couldn't get it for you.
I do have your HUGE blue and white bow line, D ring, Carabiner, and a long black cam strap....let me know how to get them too you!