Hiking Cross Mountain at Larry's - Deerlodge Park @ no water
Yampa River at Deerlodge Park, Colorado. The only undamned river in CO that I know of.... correct me pls. Highwater at ridiculous 10+Ks, with low water dipping at 20-100cfs.
Larry, the kind old river sage, who lives on the right side just as you drive on to put in for split mountain, or for those of you who may also know him as Horsey, (a goddamned river legend in his own right has been boating more than I am counting my 40 years of suck old) came by today and we talked about hiking the river that runs through his backyard, at a level that happens the next month, at about 30 to 150 cfs.
Well, mind you it's a dream of mine and have pointed out to most of you fellow river clowns and now the time is coming up. Have anticipated and missed it for the last two years..... um, well, uh feefhh. No Excuse. So this is more for me to help you help me remember to help me to go. Oh, and so that you can go too, of course. Hey, give it up for honesty..
Let's go visit Horsey and take some fishing poles and go for a 4 1/2 mile hike. He's happy to have people check it out.
Having thrown up before going down that at 12K really want to look at and touch the rocks that make all the madness in there happen and film some of it.
Anyone want to go and check it out too? Know Larry? Want to get to know the canyon and get to know one of the quietest and most skilled CO river legends? Capn Loco, myself, some PBRs, Turkey legs, hiking boots, Safety gear and said fishing licenses and gear are heading on up there. Will make it happen this year.
Anyone up for it in last wknd in Sept or sometime October? Whatsup river ninjas? You down for some fancy footwork Flowtorch?