After a turbo fire on monarch pass.. A "should I unhook the trailer and save it kind of moment". and almost catastrophic engine failure.. I arrived in almont CG. Found a pair of strange prescription eye glasses in the trailer after a short walk.. FREAKY!
I set up a shuttle, but then met a few locals at the almont put-in who made me feel quite at home. Pretty sure we exercised some state laws. But after I set out, the pace became to demanding for my 48 year old blown out shoulder and 11 screws in the other elbow, and I began to fatigue enough to almost pass out. Boy, is that whats its like when life slaps you in the face and reminds you you haven't been taking very good care of yourself? I imagined myself floating backwards into one of the class II rifles just below almont out cold
. But I held it together. lol
Then there was another hole I didn't like where I frantically paddled my tandem lake kayak backwards to no avail. Imagine it.. some flatlander in carharts and a orange hunting cap flailing about in a itty bitty brook trying to stay dry, lol just kidding, which I did stay fairly dry , even after numerous boulder hits and swells well over the coaming the gunnison threw at me.
Then a sign stating to "not even touch the bottom of the river" let alone the shore. A few owners who wouldn't acknowledge me when greeted.
The described diversion dam I quickly portaged by on the left..
And the slower pace toward the bottom. But some of the corners were a bit brutal and my iphone was zipped tight for any "events".
So all in all. Had a great, once in a lifetime 5 hour experience. My only regret was no one was at the WW park to spot me. I was ready to run what ever the WW park had to offer without my phone and gear. To bad, because I doubt there will be a next time.
Thanks miss's gunnison river. and to all who gave me advice. I wont ever forget my trip down her.