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Old 06-29-2008   #1
 
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Barker Res is spilling

Boulder creek is on the rise now that the reservoir is spilling. I would anticipate flows around 400 cfs by tomorrow. Should be a fun week for the town and canyon runs. If you see any tubers that look like they are doing something stupid (highly likely), warn them about the high water. The police won't close the creek for tubing until it reaches 700cfs. 400 is still a pretty stompy level for tubers, and they just don't know what they are doing.

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Thanks Nick! So who's up for a canyon run mid afternoon today?

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lets not get carried away and stereotype tubers. its going to be sick in there and i would appreciate if you lame ass kayakers with helmets, life jackets, mouth guards, hand warmers, nose plugs, and what ever else you puffs need to keep warm and protected when your not boosting your egos on this forum....stay out of my way and find something harder than class 2!
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So it looks like it went from 185 and has leveled out at 250. I was hoping for more, but can't say I was really expecting it. I'm guessing we'll be lucky to break 300. Sure hope I'm wrong.

Vince, I might be up for floating later. I think 250 is still low enough for the kids around the library. Any interest in that?

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lets not get carried away and stereotype tubers.
Yeah; but stereotyping is a real time saver.
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lets not get carried away and stereotype tubers. its going to be sick in there and i would appreciate if you lame ass kayakers with helmets, life jackets, mouth guards, hand warmers, nose plugs, and what ever else you puffs need to keep warm and protected when your not boosting your egos on this forum....stay out of my way and find something harder than class 2!
I really try not to judge people until i get to meet them face to face, but this post certainly made it hard. I unfortunately read this post as I was getting ready to head out and run Boulder Creek for the first time. I'm new to the area, and haven't been on moving water in a few months. So I was already a bit nervous as I was packing up. Your post almost made me want to stay home. Thankfully, I swallowed my nervousness and went anyway.

I had an absolute blast, and for the most part all the tubers are very kind and friendly. There were only a few who were giving us kayakers some grief, but on the whole they were quite nice.

I just wish we could all get along, because I enjoyed watching the carnage the tubers create. It truly keeps things interesting.

Just a message to you tubers, please be kind. We aren't out there to "take over your spot" or anything of that nature. The creek is everyone's, and you should just be happy that you live in a place that offers such a cool and practically free activity. Back east local government would never let such a thing happen. I respect your choice of water craft, so please respect ours. We may wear a lot more equipment, but we need it for what we do. You don't.
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Let's not make too much of cracks on the anonymous internet. Noone is perfect. It helps make the buzz fun, and tells us about humanity.
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Hey sean. just be careful. the water's high out there and I would hate to see you get hurt. and remember, never ever ever stand up in boulder creek. you might stub your toe.
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[quote=nmalozzi;103712]I really try not to judge people until i get to meet them face to face, but this post certainly made it hard.

You abviously haven't met Sean. I saw him bust through widowmaker hole on Boulder Creek at super high water without even spilling a drop of his beer. He is truly a bad ass tuber and an icon to all other tubers out there.
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I really try not to judge people until i get to meet them face to face, but this post certainly made it hard.
You abviously haven't met Sean. I saw him bust through widowmaker hole on Boulder Creek at super high water without even spilling a drop of his beer. He is truly a bad ass tuber and an icon to all other tubers out there.
I guess you missed the fact that I was actually defending tubers in my post. When I typed: "I really try not to judge people until i get to meet them face to face, but this post certainly made it hard." I was trying to point out that tubers have a bad stereotype, and posts like the one I quoted certainly do not help shine good light on them.

Like I said, most of you are great, but there is a minority of you who treat us kayakers like we are scum. Neither group is scum, we are all river rats in our own way. So lets just all get along and enjoy the high water!
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