Lower Eagle was great today. 3500 cfs at Gypsum. Less than 3 hrs Edwards to Eagle with lunch stop. Close call with captains seat at RR bridge by CdOT lot in Wolcott. At 43" to bottom of tube, it bang, scraped on underside of bridge bolts behind me as i ducked, and shipped oars. Close call. First battle scars on new frame. We cleared bridge river right. Really nice rapids after. Too close to oar towers for comfort. (Looked like more room when we scouted it.). Took a stupid superman flying swim trying to play 14' oar boat like a kayak out of an eddy at second RR bridge. Too light. Too tall in seat. Dead cow is great now. Chambers pullout is a very precise catch at this level, not so happy with design at this level. Was perfect at 1,400 last weekend. Decided to abandon pit stop early to not hit hole created by downstream jetty. Fairgrounds "rodeo" rapid is big. Can't believe such big water is right here in town. By a semi parking area that RVs seem to camp at anyway In spite of being such a fenced in lot. Gonna make An amazing water park soon. Eagle River not at a good river level for fooling around at the moment, but very rewarding.
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