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Old 06-12-2010   #1
 
Blue River, Colorado
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Flipped at Yarmony, Upper Colorado, watch out!

Had a bad day yesterday. Flipped at Yarmony rapid. I lost 2 yellow carlisle oar with black blades if any one finds them the return of them would be sweet! The best news is everyone swam to safety. No injuries to report except a couple bumps and scratches. Thanks, call me if you locate them 719 839 0116 or send me a message on here. I live in summit county, so if you live to far away you can probably just keep them.
And everyone out there should check the condition of the fast-ex clips on your oar tethers, if there are old and had a lot of UV the may snap apart like mine did. It's no fun be stuck with nothing but your spare oar when thats the only one you have.
A huge thanks goes out to the guys from Winter Park that got us out of there.

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Old 06-12-2010   #2
 
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I'm sorry to hear you flipped your raft. I'll be doing that stretch in two weeks in a canoe. Did you go on the left or right at yarmony? Any advice will be greatly appreciated.
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Old 06-12-2010   #3
 
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We went right, the hole sucked us right in. Maybe in a canoe you could go further right and the water should be down in a couple of weeks If you go left you might make it but could push you into a rock wall.
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In a canoe there is no reasonable line to the right in my view. Stay as far left as you can.
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Old 06-12-2010   #5
 
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just saw video of flip, my buddy and waterproof camera just showed that we weren't right enough. dammit
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No oar tethers?
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Old 06-12-2010   #7
 
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yes tethers and they broke, do you mean dont use them?
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Old 06-12-2010   #8
 
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No,I def recommend usin em. Sometimes they break though. I had two fail on the middle fork once....lost both oars. Suuuck. Some people use cam straps,but that idea just horrifies some people too.
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Old 06-12-2010   #9
 
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I will definitely use them in the future, Maybe without the buckle in the middle, I never want to lose both oars again! dealing with the flip and getting everyone safe is stressful enough. having no way to get out after just made the situation 100% worse.
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I hope you have float bags in your canoe. The line in that rapid is to start way left miss the huge pour over then make your way back to the center. The wall on the bottom left can flip you also. Wear a PFD and good luck!
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