Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 06-11-2006   #1
AJI
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 8
Blue River

Any info would help about the upper section. Going to try and hit it before they shut it off. Are there any rapids that need to be scouted? Any hazards? Thanks!!
__________________

AJI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2006   #2
JBL
 
Gnarnia, Colorado
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 651
ran the upper blue on saturday at just over 1000 cfs and it was good to go. there were a few low bridges and logs to deal with but they're easily avoided and in relatively calm places in the river. there is at least one rapid below the campground (the meat of the run starts about a mile below the campground, which you'll pass on river left) that has a tree sticking out from the river left bank and a big rock on the river right side. there's an obvious route right of center but it comes at you pretty quickly. otherwise, it's read and run class III-IV, mostly in the form of holes and waves. there are some rocks to dodge but nothing too technical. once the action starts, you wont' be able to stop and scout much if anything - it's fairly continuous to the take out. we ran two oar rigs (1 15' and 1 14') with no problems.

if you decide to run the river below the standard take out, watch out for lots of wood/strainers, one low hanging wire across the river (with a f*#king "no tresspassing" sign hanging from it - go figure) and a low bridge that has to be run river left.

it's a great run at this level. have fun.
__________________

JBL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2006   #3
AJI
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 8
Thanks
AJI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2006   #4
 
Breckenridge, Colorado
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 83
the blue is on natural flows..lake dillon is full so if you really want to do the blue go soon
freeheelintodd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2006   #5
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 19
If you want someone to go with you should give me a call.
chris
303 929 6909
cwcowan77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Tags
blue river

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
Lower Blue River goes up klamb Whitewater Kayaking 5 03-06-2007 01:43 PM
Proposed Land Exhange on Blue River patrickt Whitewater Kayaking 11 08-18-2005 01:12 PM
Blue River Exchange Notice Ole Rivers Whitewater Kayaking 3 07-08-2005 04:59 PM
Blue River Saturday cosurfgod Whitewater Kayaking 3 10-17-2003 01:16 PM
Blue River Saturday? cosurfgod Kayaking | Trip Planner 0 10-16-2003 01:58 PM

» Classified Ads
Oru Folding Beach Kayak

posted by cokayaker

Folding, portable kayak. Great for lakes / flat water. Used...

Guitar Dry Bag

posted by co_biscuit

Custom dry bag for a guitar. Pretty sure I got it from...

Back Country/Telemark...

posted by zrafter

Asolo LEATHER back country ski/telemark boots from Italy....

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 06:15 AM.


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