Clear Creek at PaddleFest - Mountain Buzz
 



Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 05-19-2014   #1
 
RockyMt.Razorback's Avatar
 
Crested Butte, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2003
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 76
Clear Creek at PaddleFest

What is the likelihood of Clear Creek of the Ark running during Paddle Fest this weekend?

RockyMt.Razorback is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 05-20-2014   #2
 
lmyers's Avatar
 
Buena Vista, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2005
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 4,792
There is a good chance, but its probably going to depend on what your minimum is...up to 100 this morning and rising pretty quick...
lmyers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2014   #3
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 1,303
If Clear Creek stays low, then Lake Creek will probably maintain at a good level, which it's at now. The upper portions of Lake Creek are predominately similar difficulty to Clear Creek Ark.
__________________
Kyle McCutchen
Cutch is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 05-20-2014   #4
 
Denver, Colorado
Paddling Since: 1999
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 860
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cutch View Post
If Clear Creek stays low, then Lake Creek will probably maintain at a good level, which it's at now. The upper portions of Lake Creek are predominately similar difficulty to Clear Creek Ark.
Says the sandbagger...

Actually, Kyle is right. But I'm betting Clear Creek will be pushing into the 200s Friday night (runnable), and Lake Creek will be pushing into 700 plus by Friday night (upper is good, lower is for the few).
marko is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2014   #5
 
lmyers's Avatar
 
Buena Vista, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2005
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 4,792
It should be stated that there is a very good possibility of new wood in upper Lake. Star Mountain 1-3 ran huge this winter pushing all the way up onto the highway...

http://avalanche.state.co.us/caic/ac...inv&acc_id=526
lmyers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2014   #6
ACC
 
ACC's Avatar
 
dropzone, Colorado
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 846
OP maybe you can return the favor and give some beta on Crested Butte. How Much snow on the road/campground area up to/at OBJ? Looks like the flow might be in this weekend, even accounting for low elevation melt.
ACC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2014   #7
 
The next zone, .
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 1,200
I walked the 2 gorges of Clear yesterday but none of the between stuff and the gorges are clean and good to go. There is still a ton of snow up that way.

Lake Creek is in. We went up to run it yesterday but our shuttle bailed so we just hiked Clear to look for wood.. Marco? Cutch? You boys want to do a evening run this week or weekend on Lake? I have no idea what the overall wood situation is and I was hoping Marco would probe out the last Campground hole ...

Cottonwood pass is open and easy car accessed ski lines are available. Indy should be open today or tomorrow.

Creeks are going straight up and I would give Clear Creek a 62% chance of getting above 200 (my absolute min) by Sat.

Summer is here boys!
__________________
"I feel better than any other time when I am in the mountains and uh I cant explain it ya know...." - Shawn Farmer..........
Jahve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2014   #8
 
RockyMt.Razorback's Avatar
 
Crested Butte, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2003
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 76
The creeks in CB are primed but unfortunately the roads are not. Still lots of snow, but melting fast. I would say within the next week to two weeks (depending on weather) the roads should start to open up.
RockyMt.Razorback is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2014   #9
 
Denver, Colorado
Paddling Since: 1999
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 860
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jahve View Post
I walked the 2 gorges of Clear yesterday but none of the between stuff and the gorges are clean and good to go. There is still a ton of snow up that way.

Lake Creek is in. We went up to run it yesterday but our shuttle bailed so we just hiked Clear to look for wood.. Marco? Cutch? You boys want to do a evening run this week or weekend on Lake? I have no idea what the overall wood situation is and I was hoping Marco would probe out the last Campground hole ...

Summer is here boys!

Haha. No way! I vowed never to run upper lake at high flows after the last time we probed for new wood. Also, I'm soft and off the couch and need the easy runs these days. But I guess that is better than joining the SUP thing 😄



Sent from my iPhone using Mountain Buzz
marko is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2014   #10
ACC
 
ACC's Avatar
 
dropzone, Colorado
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 846
Quote:
Originally Posted by RockyMt.Razorback View Post
The creeks in CB are primed but unfortunately the roads are not. Still lots of snow, but melting fast. I would say within the next week to two weeks (depending on weather) the roads should start to open up.
OK, thanks. I don't care about driving up to the put-in though. Is the slate road open to get up to OBJ campground area or do you have any beta on when that may happen? Cams up there make it look pretty green and dry down low around town. Thanks!
ACC is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Topic Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Clear Creek Challenge /Clear Creek Mountain Fest Remoteproductions Whitewater Kayaking 4 01-06-2007 01:50 PM
CKS Paddlefest Question Yonder_River Whitewater Kayaking 10 04-13-2005 10:55 PM
CKS Paddlefest 05' April 15-17 Cutch Whitewater Kayaking 1 03-13-2005 01:10 PM
PaddleFest Jed Selby Whitewater Kayaking 1 04-23-2004 04:40 PM
Any CKSers from DEN area coming to CKS Paddlefest? Need help Meng Whitewater Kayaking 3 04-23-2004 01:57 PM

» Classified Ads
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:36 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.