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Old 05-15-2013   #61
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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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2 already this season!

After about 12 years of not swimming, I swam at Tunnel last season after around 60 successful attempts.

This year I swam in a sieve on Cross Mtn. after Snake Pit, and yesterday I had a new experience on Upper Fish Creek... my boat was ripped off of me after my paddle got stuck in a crack. I didn't even get my hair wet, but did get to enjoy a nice steep hike back to civilization. Thanks to my RCRE boys for grabbing my broken Habitat. I'm just lucky my pride is the only thing hurt.

I am in the market for a new semi-cheap creeker!

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Old 05-17-2013   #62
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I swam today at the screaming 1/4 mile GG race. After missing a time on my first run, the crew let me go back for a second lap. So I get almost through with my second run, within 100-50ft of the finish and I flip. After a few roll attempts, I pull out thoroughly exhausted. Thanks to all the guys setting safety and to the CU kayakers for chasing my boat down. I still got to post a time as a swam across the finish!!

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Old 05-17-2013   #63
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Swim of hubristic designs. After all that trash talk I swam the Cripps hole in a warmup lap for the race. Buck was awesome enough to save my boat!
On the river, I can abandon who I am and what I've done. However brief it lasts, while on the river I am nothing important and everything insignificant. I am flotsam, and happy to be so.
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Old 05-17-2013   #64
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Swam Shoshone last week.


Paddling partner decided two laps was enough for him. I don't seem to understand "enough" just yet. Went for #3.

River was packed with commercials doing fast training laps, playboaters, SUPtards, etc... Figured I'd have people around me the whole time. While self shuttling (on the bike path) I'd noticed a few lines that were new to me as the water came up. Wanted to try 'em.

Flipped in a lateral that caught me leaning. Rolled up, but immediately got smacked back down by the cresting wave behind it. Tried to roll again but got pulled outta my boat by I still don't know what. Surfaced to see my boat ghost surfing 40' above me. Swam like hell, got out river left just before the next drop. Bloody shins, torn drysuit. Doh.

Boat finally exited said hole and continued down the right side without me.

Ran/stumbled the shore for ~5 minutes then remembered the train tracks. Scrambled up to them, ran some more, totally jacked on adrenaline and still haven't caught my breath from the swim. Boat finally eddied out in the pool above Maneater--but on the opposite side. Waded in and swam back across.

Not one other boat in sight the whole effing time!

Caught breath, dumped boat, climbed in, ran Maneater, called it a day.
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Old 05-18-2013   #65
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Swam out of leap of faith on homestake. First lap went great and I got complacent on the second. Missed my boof and was stuffed against the wall on the left. Managed a redemption run though.
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Old 05-19-2013   #66
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sit on top creekboat wet exit?

i guess i swam today at the golden play park ..... but i was surfing in a new fluid sit on top creek boat.... (leif wanted pictures) ... i rolled it the first time i went cheers... but after another ride in the hole i flew out of the thigh straps and fell out of the boat.... minor swim .... really doesn't count in my book... it was a sit on top..... you make the call.
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Old 05-19-2013   #67
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You rolled the boat then you had an equipment failure. Did you flip on purpose?
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Old 05-19-2013   #68
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Oh Yea, i had the same swim as crispy in the sit on top fluid at the rodeo hole... We both swam so that leif could get pics of how easily it is to get out of the thigh straps after flipping... Yea... Intentional.... Thats it...
"You know that old trees just grow stronger and old rivers grow wilder, everyday..."
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Old 05-19-2013   #69
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I swam the Eagle the other day below the highway 6 bridge in Eagle Vail. The river got to about 4 ft when we put on, and as we approached the bridge I failed to see a sleeper rock river left. As I went to grab one of my passengers to keep her in the boat we both went for a swim. I crammed 5 people in my Hyside Mini-Max which was totally doable. The swim was not bad at all, but the water was just as cold as expected, BRRRRR!!! It was the first time I have been out of my raft, but won't be the last. Always prepared to swim!

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Old 05-19-2013   #70
Lakewood, Colorado
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Swam Screaming 1/4 today after flipping in some in-between boogie due to taking a bad line on the right after the field goal and paddling poorly in general. Broke in my new helmet nicely and although my neck is super sore, my head is fine. Yeah WRSI!

On a side note, does anyone find Snapdragon grab loops to be a little hard to find when you need to find them quick? I much prefer the skirts with the thick plastic hose around the webbing.

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