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Old 05-05-2014   #1
Edwards, Colorado
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Eagle river class III paddlers wanted

This is my 7th summer kayaking (read: owning a kayak and getting out 1-2 times/year) but I am determined to get better and do it more often this summer. Its my 2nd summer living in Eagle county and I have no excuse for not kayaking more with so many good class III sections of river right out my door. I have ran the section from Avon to Edwards in my kayak, and the lower sections down to Eagle in my raft, so I am familiar, but no expert. I have also ran various class III sections from the upper and lower blue, ten mile creek, to shoshone, but I need to do it more and would like to find someone close to my level to progress with. My goal is to run Dowd chutes before the water drops below runable levels. I live in Edwards, and work in Eagle-Vail and I would like to get out there a couple times / week either before or after work (flexible 9-5 job). PM me if this sounds like something you want to do, or let me know if you are heading onto the river and want someone to join. - Bryan

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Old 05-05-2014   #2
Denver via GJ, Colorado
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I will be moving up to Edwards June1, be happy to have people up there to paddle with. I have progressed a bit further, but maybe you can learn from my mistakes. I have regular hours with every other Friday off.

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Old 05-06-2014   #3
dillon, Colorado
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Sounds like we would be compatible paddlers. I am in Dillon class 3-4 paddler and like hitting up the play parks. 970-485-3656
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Old 05-06-2014   #4
Avon, Colorado
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I live in Avon and run the eagle a few times a week, Im a IV+ boater with a few V's under my belt but am always looking for new paddling buddies in the valley. I can boat Thursday and Friday this week, let me know!
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Old 05-06-2014   #5
Avon, Colorado
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You should also check out Eagle River Valley Boaters Facebook page. its for kayakers in the vail valley and great place to meet fellow paddlers and find out about local races, swaps and events.
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Old 05-06-2014   #6
Avon, Colorado
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Webstar, I live in Edwards. Boating partner is JTB88, we definitely hit the Eagle a few days a week. 3OH3-929-9221. Also, planning on trips over to the Ark if you are interested.
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Old 05-06-2014   #7
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do you have a good combat roll?
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Old 05-07-2014   #8
Edwards, Colorado
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Thanks for the responses! I have an excellent flat water roll, and a pretty good whitewater roll, but my brace has kept me from needing it the past few runs.

k, jakoby, let me know when you are out this way.
JTB88, I was hoping to get out this week but my week filled up and I left my paddle in Breck.
bnagler1, I am heading to BV this weekend and want to run Browns if you are out that way.

I will be available next week for weekday runs, and will hit up the FB page.
Hope to see you on the river! 7o4 8o6 5453
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Old 05-07-2014   #9
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Here is the FB page:

A bunch of us have been doing lunchtime chute runs if you ever want to join mid-week.
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Old 05-08-2014   #10
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Any interest in boating the Eagle from Cross Creek to the FS building above Dowd? Really fun, creeky class 3. I have trouble getting Ark Valley boaters motivated to go check it out...

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