Originally Posted by dernt
She is looking for a much loved family member and she has been at it since the incident. Don't you think if it is walkable she would have? Thanks for marginalizing the effort put into finding this lost friend.
Easy, easy. It IS walkable. CGM is just stating a fact. I would advise river left (north side) and taking binoculars to scan things closely. There's one spot where searchers will have to walk up high away from water level, but they can get back down shortly afterwards and from up high they can still scan the part they're missing at river level. Keep in mind that anything lost in a river usually ends up pinned by the current on something stationary. Upstream sides of rocks and trees down in the water are the likely places to look.
Sorry about your friend's tragedy. I'm a total
dog lover and yeah, I know they're family. I had a friend lose his golden retriever in Eldo during high water a few years back when he looked away for a second. It was swept down south boulder creek all the way to baseline. Didn't make it and he took it really, really hard. I hope your friend's outcome is different. Also very glad its not your friend people are looking for since her being swept away could have been the outcome quite easily, too.
People have been running the creek all season, even when it's been 50% higher yet than it is now. There will be people running the creek over the next few days. You did the right thing posting on this site. Lots of folks here would like to help.