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Old 04-18-2008   #1
 
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Yampa Riverfest, May 24-25, winner advances to PL Pro Invitational w/ $2500 in prizes

This year's Yampa Riverfest has been moved up to coincide with the Paddling Life Pro Invitational. As you know, the PL Pro Invitational has been a huge hit, combining a creek race and rodeo to determine the best overall paddler. Some of the best paddlers in the world have shown up for the event.

This year you get a chance to compete with the best. The winner of the Yampa Riverfest rodeo will win an invitation to the PL event on Monday, May 26th (Memorial Day). The Riverfest rodeo will be either the 24th or 25th.

The Riverfest will also feature a "tube rodeo". This is the first year for this sure-to-produce-carnage event. Don't miss it.

This year's Yampa Riverfest willl feature three nights of partying combined with three days of awesome paddling. Fish Creek, Cross Mtn., C and D holes, Mad Creek, Elk River, and possibly Willow and Slater should all be running. The Yampa through town will probably be in the 3000-4500 range.

Stay tuned for more updates!

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Nicely done. Late May is a better time to showcase the yampassippi, though the Crazy River Dog contest will be interesting. The PL Pro tie-in is a good call too. Good work.
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The cash purse for the PL Invitational is actually $3200.

Again, the winner of the Yampa Riverfest rodeo will win an invitation to Monday's Invitational (May 26), and a chance at part of $3200. Still not sure whether the Riverfest rodeo will be Saturday or Sunday (May 24th or 25th).
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Dude man, whooooo brooo.

You mean I could go there, compete win, and win Paddling Life's Money? Those guys' don't have money. How do they keep giving it away?

Man, what gentlemen and scholars!

See ya'll there.

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You mean I could go there, compete win, and win Paddling Life's Money?

Nick
You MIGHT be able to win if you weren't hocking ads for C&K, editing OTC and reviving Fat E's. Honestly son, how do you still find time to paddle?

See you in the Boat soon - the runoff is looking good!

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wow

This could possibly change colorado boating history forever. Fish, Slater, Box, Willow, *i** **o*, Cross, the Charlie Daniels holes, all at premium flows; some of the sickest life-styling parking lots, Sun Pies rager, free beer, free camping, cash prizes, good lord this is going to be sick!
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I love when fish creek is exploding over its banks and you are riding the dragon's back all the way down, dodging wood and smiling ear to ear. Take that back on the wood comment, that part is some scary shit.

Triple Drop at high water is surely a fun rapid, part of the entire upper fish run which is just 1 long rapid. Can't wait!
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It looks like all the area creeks may be going off next weekend. Upper Fish got did tonight: crystal clean. Willow has been running 500 + for a few days and is full of very new, very sketchy wood. Whoopty Ridge should be looked at very hard, probably a portage. Slater is freaking huge. Town Canyon is getting big too.

The weekend's events, starting Friday night with registration at Sunpies Bistro on the Yampa, include: Kayak rodeo, Tube rodeo, Crazy Riverdog Contest, Slalom, and Raft Race down the Yampa. The Depot, beside the D hole, will host a party with DJ Saturday night.

Of course, the winner of the men's and women's rodeo advances to the PL Pro Invitational on Monday, which will be followed by the weekend blowout party at Sunpies on Monday night.

CHECK THE ROUTT COUNTY FLOOD WATCH: National Weather Service Watch Warning Advisory Summary
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Routt County seems like the place to be this weekend.. dam..it sounds like a whitewater paradise!
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Up..up..and away! Get your asses movin' this w/e. Shiat is starting to crank up here in tha 'boat. Fish, Mad, Willow, and Slater are all in. The holes are above 2500 and getting bigger by the moment. Cross is at super-human levels. The lower Elk is juicin' for you class III playboaters. And, of course, it looks like everyone with the cajones will be able to get Gore @ at least 5k on the way home.

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