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Old 4 Weeks Ago   #11
 
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Spikebuck at 7k was unreal long and HUGE! Can't wait for that freight train ride again...


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In 1995 I was in 9th grade and lived in Kansas..... but here is an awesome photo of my friend Phil in Spikebuck at 7k:


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The way it’s going weatherwise, i thinks the 2019 snowpack will come down in the of the summer of 2020.

‘95 was the year I bought an ancient even then perception dancer for a couple hundred bucks and gave kayaking a try. There was a flood watch on the St. Vrain but I would not be deterred to try out this new to me boat. I sucked with weak sauce skills and I was upside down within 200 yards of launching. I swam for quite a ways with my swamped dancer and folks were pulling over yelling if I needed help because I looked so utterly shitshow. “No! Thanks though!” as I dragged myself up on the bank, eventually.

Fucking kayaking.

Fucking idiot.
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Whiteroom Barrel 95 stupid big & fast
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Anyone in 1995 do a Granite to Canon City one day mission? I wonder what the fastest time is.
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The Basic 99, I don't remember how many people or what year but it was an all day affair.
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There was one day we ran Pine Creek with the river in Salida about 6k and there was some guy in a topo up there dropping of the rock on river right above the hole (which was a monstrous crashing wave) and just getting hammered.
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I ran Shoshone in '95 at peak flow in a big 18' Aire Cougar. I can't say 100% but my memory is that it was 12k. Commercials stop running this section at 6k. Went vertical at one point but no flips. Second scariest whitewater run of my life. Did it again a week later and chased a buddy two miles before I could get him in the boat
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I started to paddle in '95.

I remember Boulder Creek hitting 1200 and waiting for sub 400, and then putting in at the library, because the play park was too pushy.

My main memory was how late the season ran, as I wasn't good enough to have taken advantage of the high flows. I didn't even know at the time how special it was, and that fall boating wasn't a given part of the season...

I remember running Black Rock on Clear creek at 350 cfs in early if not mid September.

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I ran Shoshone in '95 at peak flow in a big 18' Aire Cougar. I can't say 100% but my memory is that it was 12k. Commercials stop running this section at 6k. Went vertical at one point but no flips. Second scariest whitewater run of my life. Did it again a week later and chased a buddy two miles before I could get him in the boat
Peak would have been higher. 15 K is a pretty regular peak at sho sho
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