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Old 09-08-2008   #1
 
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Best State for Whitewater?

Just wondering, how does Colorado rank for whitewater compared to other states? I know there are a lot of factors to consider, but is there a site that ranks the states for whitewater access?

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Old 09-08-2008   #2
 
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I guess it depends on what kind of whitewater you want access to. If you want wilderness multi-day raft trips, then low. Accessible roadside day trips-high, low volume technical creeks-high(?), high volume "big water" low, freestyle/play opportunities- ??. Paddling community-awesome.

I've done 99% of my boating in Colorado, so maybe someone better traveled than me could give a better answer.
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Cali, no question about it. Hood River alone would make Oregon way closer to 2nd then CO would ever be.
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Having spent the last three years in Oregon, I am biased but that is my vote. Lots of multi-day options, varying levels of day trips, lots of remote runs, and best of all it runs almost year round. California and Washington are fun as well but you can access both of them from Oregon so i'll stick with that decision.
Recently moved to Colorado and started kayaking so my priorities may change soon.
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ive got 5 generations of colorado in me but even I have to give props to the Pac NW- Wash, OR, or BC.....the water is cold and the weather sucks but there is an abundance of quality year round water, and when everything is in season there is way more runs than colorado could ever dream of having.....


california just has a lot of acreage which = more runs, sorry, science doesnt lie......but i dont think it has the season like the pac nw
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Cali all the way.

Colorado born and raised...California is the bitchinest. There was never a weekend when we didn't have options for running stuff.

but this discussion will rage on...
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Pac NW. Mostly from the year round perspective. Their"down time" is summer. Seasonal is all relative.
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ive got 5 generations of colorado in me but even I have to give props to the Pac NW- Wash, OR, or BC.....the water is cold and the weather sucks but there is an abundance of quality year round water, and when everything is in season there is way more runs than colorado could ever dream of having.....


california just has a lot of acreage which = more runs, sorry, science doesnt lie......but i dont think it has the season like the pac nw
Yeti, why the fuck are you always talking about shit you know nothing about??? Everyone knows you have never paddled any of those places. Relax and just boat, son. One day, if you have actually gotten out there, you may have an opinion worth posting.

The acreage of Cali does NOT have much to do with the quality...Why TF doesn't Texas have the sickest WW if its all size?
It's the geology, steady vertical rise, climate zone, precip patterns etc...
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yeah, just because i havent paddled there doesnt mean i havent BEEN there.....

just relax and quit trying to feel big and manly and one day you wont be such a wannabe kato, bro
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