Clear Creek FYI - Mountain Buzz
 



Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 06-19-2013   #1
 
Golden, Colorado
Paddling Since: 06
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 57
Clear Creek FYI

Story short, GO RIGHT AT SECOND ISLAND BELOW TUNNEL ONE.

Long story. I was doing my after work lower CC down to playpark and got into an interesting situation. I was looking for a friends paddle that was lost on CC earlier, so I decided to go left of islands just incase it floated that way. Left of 1st island all good. But when I went left at 2nd island I encountered deep water and pretty good horizon line. I was able to eddy out right and jump out of my boat pretty quick (beginner paddler might not be able to do this) Below was a man made 4ft drop, which would definitely hold a boat without proper boof. Below that was wood sieve aids. The current basically cuts back over the island and its ugly and there is all sorts of places to shove a body. Rescue would be pretty easy, but regardless not somewhere to swim. I explored the island an found probably 20 deflated tubes. I cant believe this area has not claimed a tuber to incident. The flow goes right of the island and takes tubers and boaters that way but there is no sign to not go left and as proven a meandering boater looking for the scenic route could go that way... Most of you probably know this, but im new to the watershed and it surprised me.

NYourd is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-19-2013   #2
 
hojo's Avatar
 
Lakewood, Colorado
Paddling Since: 1989
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 1,235
That's the coors inflow you're describing. Most who paddle this section know about the facility. Some even paddle it for fun at higher water. Not sure why given the high quality water upstream.
__________________
On the river, I can abandon who I am and what I've done. However brief it lasts, while on the river I am nothing important and everything insignificant. I am flotsam, and happy to be so.
hojo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


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
lower clear creek or boulder creek noonish today? tmcdevit Kayaking | Trip Planner 0 06-18-2013 09:33 AM
Spotted: Red Creek Boat Pinned on Lower Clear Creek crash queen Lost & Found 3 05-29-2013 10:53 PM
FYI...MFS Permit Holders...Boundary and Indian Creek Closed tuberslickmysweatyballs Whitewater Kayaking 1 08-15-2007 12:44 PM
Park n' Creek: Clear Creek Early Season Fun deepsouthpaddler Whitewater Kayaking 6 04-16-2007 06:47 PM
Clear Creek Challenge /Clear Creek Mountain Fest Remoteproductions Whitewater Kayaking 4 01-06-2007 12:50 PM

» Classified Ads
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:29 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.