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Anyone have any beta on the wood situation in the West Fork of Clear Creek?

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I would say Kaleb? But he has new dirt bikes and new trampoline and a Jeep and a camera and a Facebook account and I think he lost his chainsaw anyways or sold it for a camera or a Facebook account
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Kaleb is busy changing diapers and surfing Facebook while dreaming of boating or riding his dirtbikes. I hear his Jeep never leaves pavement, he is scared to hurt it....
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It's much better fish habitat than kayaking, anyhow.
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2 years ago was the last time I was able to kayak the whole run... Currently there is lots of wood throughout the run...The run needs a flossing. You can still navigate this stretch with extreme caution and multiple portages. Be very careful because of the continuous nature of this run. The micro eddies are hard to catch and boating straight into the riverwide wood and quickly ejecting while climing on top of the hazards might become your best option...with a solid crew the wood could be removed in an afternoon...it was throughly flossed just three years ago. Here is a link with pictures of one hazard; https://www.mountainbuzz.com/forums/f...ers-38437.html
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Coors Falls and the two drops below it are clean as is Z Turn Gorge, other than a log before the first left turn that doesn't look to be too problematic. I would be down with a low water descent/wood removal mission.
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Coors Falls and the two drops below it are clean as is Z Turn Gorge, other than a log before the first left turn that doesn't look to be too problematic. I would be down with a low water descent/wood removal mission.


Ditto... just scouted it on sunday, didn't go past the flatwater between z & 40 though.

I'm pretty sure the "bridge" is high enough to get under at anything less than 400 or so, and that tree is no longer stuck under it. If I'm wrong about the clearance... the chainsaw will get a workout & I'll hop on mtn project & tell them next time they drop a live tree we'll use the chainsaw on some live meat

Btw... just got back from dirtbiking for a few hours this am, after changing diapers I've promised not to do crap like WFCC anymore, but I'm down to help clean any time, just shoot me a PM. I've got an hour in the AM & an hour at lunch every day, and always willing to go after work. (I work from home in Dumont)


Btw... got two chainsaws folks are welcome to borrow if I ever can't make it. C'mon Chrispy... a hillbilly redneck like me can't be without a chainsaw!!! Hell... I'm still buring wood this spring, it's cold up here at night man!


Btw Ken... we're going for one last sled ride on sat I think. There's more coverage up there now than there was the last time we went up... it's still snowing pretty good up there.
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Good to hear you are out and getting some fun in Kaleb. Maybe we need to plan an afterwork run on Lawson, get the kids together to play. Harper misses her buddy.
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Hell... Tucker has been out getting after it more than you lately city boy!! ... he can't quite reach the shifter on the dirtbike though, so gonna have to wait a few months for that!!

Tuck is ready for Jeep season...
this was a family run a few days ago (on pavement of course )

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just out of curiosity, has anybody run that upper slot drop?Nice pictures Bank, you run that? I remember seeing that at a good level that I thought even I could do, a long time ago but bad wood just below it..I know Kaleb said it had not been run but that was at least ten years ago, people had just started running the WFK (probably 1D'd long before?)
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