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Old 03-26-2008   #1
 
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Hey everyone, I just moved to Colorado from Pennsylvania. I worked last summer as a guide on the Lehigh River (lameness), and a few times in Maryland at the new ASCI play park.

I just got into Kayaking last year while I was guiding, but was in my boat almost every day last summer. So I am a rookie for sure, but I've paddled a lot in my short history. I'm comfortable running class III-IV as long as they are a little more mellow in terms of creeking.

I'm mostly a play boater/river runner, but wouldn't mind giving creeking a try as long as it isn't too nuts. I currently have a Wavesport EZ, but I am in the market for a full on play boat (preferably a Jackson Allstar). I'm also looking to pick up an AIRE Puma Raft, or something comparable, for when my girlfriend gets out here in June. She isn't keen on flipping over in a kayak, but loves to go rafting. So I want to pick up a raft in the near future so she can get out on the water with me.

I'm looking to meet some fellow paddlers who can show me the Colorado ropes, if you will. I know there is a ton of great white water out here as I have been reading about a lot of it. However, I'm a firm believer that paddling alone is a terrible idea. So if you don't mind spreading some knowledge and meeting a new face, please let me know. I'm itching to get on the water, and look forward to meeting you! Thanks!

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Old 03-26-2008   #2
 
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Hey,
I am going to steel his post a little. I am in the same boat. I am from Maine and just moved here last Nov. I am a solid class IV paddler. I have been doing it for 4 years. I currently only have a Jackson allstar. So right now looking for more riverrunning play stuff. Would love to get the creeking thing down but need some more gear. I have taken swiff water rescue. I will be teaching a few friends this summer and just wondered where the class 2-3 stuff is. Also Need people to show me the runs for my first time. Rather not have to scout every little thing. I live in Edwards and will be relocating to Vail in May. Anyone willing to show me some stuff? Not looking for a babysitter to save me when I swim... cause that shouldnt be a problem.

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Hey, no worries bud. It actually be cool if all the new people just keep posting in this thread. I'm all about bumps! Good luck finding people.
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Old 03-26-2008   #4
 
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first off go buy yourselfs a copy of the new testement, it's a must if you live in the rocky mountians.

second step grab a hold of the cahonnes as soon as the shit starts running.
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Hang out at some of the play parks. People are usually pritty friendly. Problem is nothing is really running right now.

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Hang out at some of the play parks. People are usually pritty friendly. Problem is nothing is really running right now.

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Haha, yea. That was my plan once stuff starts running, but the bug is itching pretty bad. So I figured I'd try and start posting on here to scratch the itch a little.
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Probably the first thing you should do is buy your buddy a plane ticket out there because he's too poor from working a shitty job as a lifty to afford a plane ticket. Then you should let him stay in your swank apartment and then we could run some awesome whitewater together. I'll also bring all my college work along too so that you can finish it for me. And beer...PBR.......I'll be watching the mailbox for my ticket!
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Probably the first thing you should do is buy your buddy a plane ticket out there because he's too poor from working a shitty job as a lifty to afford a plane ticket. Then you should let him stay in your swank apartment and then we could run some awesome whitewater together. I'll also bring all my college work along too so that you can finish it for me. And beer...PBR.......I'll be watching the mailbox for my ticket!
Haha, How are you gonna run anything if you don't have a boat fool! Think it through man (must be why your still in school). Come out here man!
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Haha, How are you gonna run anything if you don't have a boat fool! Think it through man (must be why your still in school). Come out here man!
I just read the article on Jacksons website about how to check a boat onto a plane, I've got it all figured out. I wish I could but not until I get some more money in the bank. Maybe when I get my first PW check I'll buy a ticket out there. On a brighter note if it rains like it should out here I'm gonna be running Tumbling Waters creek over by the Toh and finishing up the top section of that creek at rockport. WOOT
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I'd be up for running some stuff; I creek to class V, but like the IV stuff quite a bit. It'd be fun to get some kayak/raft trips in too. Are you living in Denver?
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