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Old 09-14-2012   #1
 
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Easy water close to denver

Is there any easy water close to denver to take a new guy in a ducky? I have a friend in Denver that would like to go out this weekend but I don't really know much about the water around there.

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Old 09-14-2012   #2
 
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Depends on how far you're willing to drive. If you can make a two hour drive to Pumphouse, that's the closest run for a new fish in an IK. If he's a hard charger, Waterton's running.
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Up from waterton is foxton what is that like and is there enough water in it?
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Don't take a new guy in a ducky down foxton. It may seem gravy to us... but it requires a few moves that can dump someone in a rough little creek to swim.

I did it once with a bud who said he could handle it, and had been in a ducky a few times before... he took a good beating in a few spots, and didn't have the fun I was hoping he would.


Honestly, I've taken beginners down Sf S platte at this level before... it's slow, chill, and low consequence. Boring for you... but a good intro run.
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Anyone been on the brighton to ft lupton run? It sounds pretty chill.
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Don't take a new guy in a ducky down foxton. It may seem gravy to us... but it requires a few moves that can dump someone in a rough little creek to swim.

I did it once with a bud who said he could handle it, and had been in a ducky a few times before... he took a good beating in a few spots, and didn't have the fun I was hoping he would.


Honestly, I've taken beginners down Sf S platte at this level before... it's slow, chill, and low consequence. Boring for you... but a good intro run.
At 200 on foxton the only moves you are making are to avoid getting stuck All the holes are gone and the river slows way down. Just my observation from another newbie that has ran it this year at 250 and 470. In a ducky it would be super chill
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Foxton was fun today. My buddy had a good time even though he took a biff on a rock and got banged up. But he is ready to go again. Thanks for the advice.
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Foxton was fun today. My buddy had a good time even though he took a biff on a rock and got banged up. But he is ready to go again. Thanks for the advice.
awesome glad you guys enjoyed it.
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