Glad we saw you guys up there. Fresh wood report helped out to minimize the already sizeable pucker factor. Thanks!
We had a good time, but it took a while. We scouted most of spencer heights and joe wright (glad we did), and it took a very long time.
We put in on Joe Wright about 1/2 mile below carnito canyon. Group wasn't feeling cornholio / carnito, none of us had run it before, water was high, and we made the mistake of reading the funny write up in crcII about the entire crew swimming carnito canyon on the drive up (not so funny when scouting carnito).
Bottom of Joe Wright was lots of fun. I had a BS swim after flipping in a hole and getting pushed up against a rock wall. Bailed, self rescued and stepped out right into an eddy with all my gear. Mellow outcome, but didn't really enjoy snorkeling on joe wright.
Really cool to come hauling ass out of joe wright in a tiny creekbed, and confluence with the big south onto a pushy river.
Spencer went well. Tucked our tails between our legs and walked rocket launcher. Rest of spencer was awesome fun. Big juicy water with pushy moves. Big smiles at the takeout! Cyclotron was huge! Monster boof feature on the left was intimidating... we snuck right channel.
High water on a new run with no one who had done it before was kind of intense. Looking forward to getting back on JW/SH with a little less water with a little less pucker factor. It was a nice adventure figuring it out and working our way down though.
Looking forward to the big south! Should be a good season.
Wow, poudre at high water is the real deal. After running mostly low volume creeks this season, spencer heights got my full undivided attention.