Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 05-30-2011   #11
 
niwot, Colorado
Paddling Since: 1978
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 96
You would be better off simply running the filter plant section of the Poudre if you feel you have to get out on the river with a 1 year old. My rule always was if I couldn't run a section blindfolded I didn't take my 2 year old. This is the kind of year that many boaters will have problems with- flows we haven't seen since the mid 80's and 90's. The upper C can be a trouble for those that have been running it for the past 10 years but missed all the fun at 7-10K. Leave the 1 year old with family if you have to try the upper C at these levels. Have fun.
wayne
__________________

wayniac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2011   #12
 
Fallingup's Avatar
 
Summit County, and Idaho
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 261
Quote:
Originally Posted by TELEYAKCO View Post
You should DEFINITELY get down this week or next just to see a rare river.It could easily hit 7,000 or so by Wednesday.They're sayin' maybe 8-10,000 by next week!
WOW! I have never seen the upper C at these levels. I hope it stays so I can see it in a couple of weeks.

Kids and the Upper C can be a super cool mix. But anything at high water goes from fun to serious consequences if something goes wrong. Not worth the risk in my book.

But I agree, get out and get some while its at a record high! just leave the kiddo this time.

Wow, still cant believe this runoff!
__________________

Fallingup is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2011   #13
El Chupanibre
 
Thornton, Colorado
Paddling Since: 1987
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 128
We ran this section today. Yarmony is an easy run on the RIGHT side. Our oar assist boat nearly flipped in a hole on the left side of the rapid. The level at Kremmling was 8650.
OldandBitter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2011   #14
 
dillon, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2000
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 281
Quote:
Originally Posted by AKATief View Post
Certainly not. At this level, no one who is incapable of self- rescue should not be on the river. ...
BEST QUOTE EVER!!!!!!!

So...Get out there and run it!?!?! Oh ...uh wait a sec.
chepora is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2011   #15
 
Arkansas during the off-season Nomadic during the summers! :), Arkansas & Colorado
Paddling Since: 2006
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 944
If you can handle yourself (be it make the proper lines, boat through it, self-rescue/swim it) in the worst line down a section SHOULD something force you there then yes you can take the person.

I guess the easiest way to tell is to chuck the kid in the water sometime during the run into a hole or rapid and see how they handle themself.

Sound stupid? So does taking a 1-year old on the river.

Just my opinion though.
gannon_w is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2011   #16
 
Whoapiglet's Avatar
 
Denver, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2000
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 296
This is so dumb. In our litigeous society everyone is so worried about what can happen they don't enjoy life. Your baby just needs to weigh less than a duck, stupid. Ducks float so your baby will be fine. But actually, two ducks float too, so maybe if they weigh between one and two ducks they should be OK too. I will not be liable for anyone who tries to float a three duck baby.
Whoapiglet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2011   #17
Come and open the gate
 
stribtw's Avatar
 
denver, Colorado
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 166
Quote:
Originally Posted by Whoapiglet View Post
This is so dumb. In our litigeous society everyone is so worried about what can happen they don't enjoy life. Your baby just needs to weigh less than a duck, stupid. Ducks float so your baby will be fine. But actually, two ducks float too, so maybe if they weigh between one and two ducks they should be OK too. I will not be liable for anyone who tries to float a three duck baby.
what about geese. id say 3 ducks is a goose. and geese float.

so two ducks or a goose?
stribtw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2011   #18
 
Whoapiglet's Avatar
 
Denver, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2000
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 296
I would go 2/3rds of a goose. It's also very important to only use the back end of the goose for these specific gravity calculations.
Whoapiglet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2011   #19
Boy Howdy!
 
pinemnky13's Avatar
 
Colotucky, USA
Paddling Since: 2006
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 1,051
no no no its 2 ducks per goos. Duck duck goose!
like 7 chipmunks on a branch.....
__________________
Who's your monkey?
pinemnky13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2011   #20
 
RiverMamma's Avatar
 
ebbing, flowing..., CO, NM
Paddling Since: 1985
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 239
so I took my daughter on the river at 1 year old, BUT... it was a flat water stretch of the Rio Grande that I know like the back of my hand, and was at low water. I held on to her while someone I trust above no other (& knows that river better that I,) rowed. I would never have dreamed of taking her on high water at that age, or on anything above a really simple class II that yeah, I know well enough to boat blind folded. Having said that, I did take her on class III at 2 1/2 years old, BUT this is also the class III stretch that I know better than any section of river any where... I have literally Thousands of river miles on this little stretch, (the Rio Grande Race Course near Pilar,) & it was very low water. I still don't let her go boating at high water & as much as she begs, it'll be much later in the summer before she gets to go boating again... high water rocks, but it is not for kids.
__________________

__________________
Journeys of a River Mamma Blog "Ever onward, ever forward, ever down the River!"- Ed Abbey
RiverMamma is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Topic Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mildly Embarassing Shea Whitewater Kayaking 23 05-10-2010 07:29 AM
4 year old down Upper C too young? jdove Whitewater Kayaking 14 08-21-2009 04:05 PM
Stupid Falls, Upper East? kayakArkansas Whitewater Kayaking 9 10-26-2005 08:33 AM
Stupid ???? rasdoggy Whitewater Kayaking 2 06-05-2005 10:13 AM
Dagger Crazy 88 wins "Gear of the Year" from Outsi hobie Whitewater Kayaking 0 04-15-2005 08:41 AM

» Classified Ads
Jackson 2014 Rockstar...

posted by Scardenas95

Casting deck/lean...

posted by Wampus

Casting deck, lean bar and stripping basket for 14 or 15...

Demo Dagger Axiom 8.0

posted by 4CRS

Used 2016 Dagger Axiom 8.0 whitewater kayak - lightly used...

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:32 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.