Ya'll may see a few more OC's than usual in the area... Open Canoe Nationals are July 8-10 in Salida.
I'm here now, and hoping to paddling class III / III+ on Tues, Wed and Thursday. Happy to drive wherever if we can fit it in a day.
We're looking at sections of the Ark. I've run Brown's before, but will probably skip it at this level. The Upper Taylor, Foxton run on the South Platte, and the Lake Fork of the Gunnison have all been recommended as suitable runs despite the high waters. ??
If anyone wants to hang with some open canoes, I'd love to meet up. Also -- if anyone has input or beta on the rivers above, I would appreciate it! We want to get out there and also keep it safe. I've paddled in the area before but never w/ this surge of snowmelt in mid-July.
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