Originally Posted by pinemnky13
Isnt there a sign at radium saying pfds required? Maybe it should be enforced. Just saying
Great point, Yes there is a sign at Pumphouse and Radium and I'm 90% sure at Rancho which is where most tubers launch or the bridge just downriver. I think enforcing the pfd law is a great idea.
It sounds like the OP got butt hurt because some tubers were drunk and maybe her husband saw some boobies. The complaint was similar to this, I saw some people with beer in Golden in a tube and had no shoes and they looked cold and now we need permits and it was too busy and boo hoo waa waa waa*see below
Just because the ramp was a shit show so what, it was a weekend, on one of the few runs, in the entire state, with water, close to Denver and raft friendly. If the OP was surprised it was a shit show then go on a weekday. We were just at Pumphouse and after Radium only saw two boats. Not sure if people took out at Radium because of afternoon wind or weather potential or what. Point is: there is no need for permits. Then next thing you know we need permits for the Ark or Clear Creek or Glenwood or..... It is nice to have a run to take family and friends in a raft when you feel like going for a mellow float and not dealing with the permit planning that goes with it and the fees. Can you imagine calling two months out to run Pumphouse, that is just ridickulous. I think this post was made to feel out permitting the run so they can make $.