Cable Alert (and Trees) Upper Rustic - Poudre - Mountain Buzz

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-29-2017   #1
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 142
Cable Alert (and Trees) Upper Rustic - Poudre

If you're running either upper or lower Rustic this year keep alert, there are lots of big trees down and a new cable to watch out for.

If you are running Upper Rustic and putting in at mm 86 to run White Mile, be very alert for a cable across the river ~0.5 miles down from the put-in. This is just after the river bends left around the corner. There are several houses on river left. On 5/29 at ~3.5 on the Rock, you could probably pass over it on river left. We were all river center/right and had to duck/lift the cable over head. It isn't the easiest to see until you're on it, especially if it happens to be raining. Once you see it, it is not too hard to avoid/move. FWIW It looks like it used to be greater than 20 feet up and strung across the river, but the road side connection broke.

Wood wise, like I said there's lots of big trees down in the river. We counted about 10 of them today (5/29), more than I've seen in the last 15 years up there. All were avoidable although a couple were close and one required you to run a raft through a line that is guaranteed to stick you (this one is a couple miles below White Mile). Water was ~3.5 on the Rock, though the flow felt closer to 3.25 on White Mile. Definitely a bigger deal for rafts than kayaks.

The majority of these were on Upper Rustic, so if you're just running lower (Highway 14 bridge down) you will only have 2 major ones to avoid (both ~1 mile above Century Park) plus a couple minor ones.

Not sure where/if the wood will float away as water goes up, a good chunk of them still seemed anchored on shore.


"Basic research is what I am doing when I don't know what I am doing." -- Werner von Braun
jtnc is online now   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Topic Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
bridge clearance on Poudre Upper Rustic?? shoenfeld13 Whitewater Kayaking 8 06-21-2011 05:59 PM
beta for Rustic's upper/lower @ 4.9 on poudre. bobbuilds Whitewater Kayaking 11 06-15-2011 05:08 PM
Poudre 7/5 7/6 Upper rustic or?? Powderplayer Kayaking | Trip Planner 1 07-05-2010 12:05 AM
Poudre Upper Rustic for an beginner? ArizonaAmature Whitewater Kayaking 9 05-29-2010 07:48 AM
Lost AT Paddle on Upper Rustic POUDRE LiquidGuy87 Lost & Found 3 07-01-2008 04:48 PM

» Classified Ads
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:34 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.