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Old 06-09-2013   #1
 
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Chanel wide wood above tunnel 2

Log visible upstream of Tunnel 2 on Clear Creek. Small sneak on the left

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It's hairy. Didn't see it until I was on my way under it.
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This thing is big and horrible. I posted on shuttle it was so ugly. It is 15 or so inches in diameter and looks mightily lodged.

Looks like a job for Cheyenne!

Maybe with a chain set up it could be pulled, if someone were using a giant pry bar to get it started. Could maybe be cut with a chain saw, but it would be tricky and it would suck to let it just go, but it would probably be an improvement.

It is stuck on that razor rock thing; going left is fine, if you know to do so.
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Bummer. Thanks for the heads up.

Can you see it as you are paddling up to it? Trying to picture where this is.
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It's right before the creek bends to go around tunnel 2 it's really hard to see as tango found out and I did ten feet later. Very unassuming drop but could be really bad out crew got lucky but it could be horrible.
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Paulie, glad your episode was no worse than ours. Does anyone have a contact with JeffCO search and rescue? or any other agency that might be willing to help out?

Some signage at popular put ins would be worth the effort, if someone is headed there today. Who ended up removing the wood by tunnel 6?
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Clear Creek County swiftwater rescue team. I contacted CCC Open Space and they called the sheriff. So maybe Jeffco would, the log is in an Open Space park?

I would be interested in helping get this out if having a raft along could help. We do some trips down there when the water is lower.
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Note that the log is a ways upstream of the pull-out that is located on the upstream side of Tunnel 2. Last night with the high water it was tough to see from the bank.
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I've the equipment and know how to rig a tyrolean and a big mechanical advantage.
If someone has a chain saw we could pull it out in Pieces with very little risk to anyone.

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You should run the log on the **right**. You cannot see the log well at all from the horizon line so be sure you know where it is beforehand. If pullout on the western side of tunnel 2 and walk upstream you will see it. There's a small, but clear channel against the bank on river right.
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