I would have posted earlier, but I spent the last week muddling about in various slot canyons in Utah, and riding MUni in Moab. But now I'm back.
First to clear up a few things:
I've been here in Florence for 1 1/2 years (just downstream of Canon City).
I have not run grape creek yet.
I've never claimed to be a expert on grape creek.
My relatively close proximity to Grape creek allows me to keep an occasional eye on the creek and it's upstream reservoir. That is all I have to offer. I would like a veteran to show me some lines when it flows.
I camped/scouted it a couple times last year at low water levels. I snapped and posted pics from these trips. I wasn't able to hit it with real water. I hope to have better luck this year.
Even after I hopefully run it this year once, (twice?), or hopefully more, I still will not be the local expert on the creek.
"So in two seconds, away we went, a sliding down the river, and it did seem so good to be free again and all by ourselves on the big river and nobody to bother us." -Mark Twain (The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn)