Steamboat- new features in the Yampa
The new park on the Yampa where the city tore out that old house at the confluence with Butcherknife looks pretty nice. I'm interested to see what the confluence looks like in high water- looks like it's going to be kind of a big nasty eddy, with a couple of nice waves right above it. I question the retaining wall next to the restaurant... it looks like they didn't stack the rocks quite high enough and it's going to erode the slope there... but I'm not an engineer.
Anyway, looks a hell of a lot better than the collapsing canal-like retaining walls Butcherknife was flowing through before.
Sorry no pics of this one...
Does anyone know what happened farther downstream by the KOA/Steamboat Campground where they attempted to create a boat ramp of sorts? It's a really nice set of stairs, but they put it in a spot where all of the river debris sticks, so it's completely inaccessible by river. I'm going to attempt to post a picture to show what I'm talking about, always seem to have trouble with this...
It's a good day to be a duck....