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Old 04-25-2009   #1
 
Boulder, Colorado
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Boulder Creek heads up

Ran Elephant Buttresses yesterday--a little low, but no problems until the entrance into the playpark--the 6-foot drop into the big pool above the park. The city had a piece of machinery moving rocks around there and dredging this winter. The pool is great; the drop sucks: they've designed in an exciting new pin rock in the middle of the drop--about a 60-70 degree rock in the dead center of rapid that gives a neat rooster tail. If you hit it right, no problem (don't dig in with the bow). I worry about someone hitting it poorly. Go left and there's a nasty new sharp rock to land on (found it: cracked the hull of my old Big Gun); go right and there's another rock. Maybe it's another City of Boulder ruse to keep folks out of town

In any event, be careful. I can't believe the city is letting the drop sit like that. Some tuber (or some unfortunate kayaker) is going to get it in that feature this summer if it isn't fixed...
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I ran that drop yesterday (in a ducky---fire away) and thought it was much softer than it was at the end of last season. All they did was flatten out that tombstone rock in the middle of the tongue. Yes it's a big rooster tail, but it's deep and soft. Try hard enough to go left, you might find trouble. Let the current take you down the middle, no sweat.
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Marc- I think I saw you run that yesterday, unless someone else was up there soloing it. Looked like fun... good lines!
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Old 04-26-2009   #4
 
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Drop into BC playpark, April 25
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