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Old 08-26-2006   #1
 
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How are Shoshone/Grizzly Creek around middle of Sept?

I think the answer to this is 'runnable'. I'm looking at either being out there after Colo. Relay (so Sept 9/10)
or the following weekend and am debating on bringing the kayak with (and then dragging it along through
the rest of the trip around southern Colo).

From reviews/ratings I'm assuming it should be class III at that point. Would be fun trying out another
river this year, and one that'll at least feel much bigger than the Poudre. Since I don't believe it'd be
big water, a playboatish kayak(SuperFun) should be fine I'd expect. I normally run class III cleanly,
III+ (not sure I've done a IV- yet) generally clean but not always. Though if there's a rental place in
Glenwood that carries a boat big enough for a thin 6'9" guy with long legs, I'd be tempted to demo
one as well as I'd like to find a better boat for big water.

Any recommendations on finding shuttles/groups to go down it with? I don't want to run it solo
and would prefer joining someone who knows it better than me (0).

Probably means I should dust the boat off and bump down bridges once more

Thanks
John

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Old 08-27-2006   #2
 
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I don't think you'd have a hard time with shoshone if you are a solid class III paddler. It's definetly a class III run, bet bigger and pushier than bridges. The swimming through there isn't usually too bad either. At least not a lower water.
When I lived in Glenwood we didn't stop running shoshone until the beginning of November. The water level and temperature will still be fun by mid September.
As far as hooking up with a crew, I'd think the afterwork folks will still be getting after it then. And there'd certainly be people running it on the weekends. Just go to Grizzly and hang out.
Have fun.
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