New wood / strainer on Roaring Fork between Basalt and Catherine Store ( Carbondale) - Mountain Buzz
 

Go Back   Mountain Buzz > Whitewater Boating > River Access & Safety Alerts!


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 06-22-2015   #1
 
Carbondale, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2000
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 115
New wood / strainer on Roaring Fork between Basalt and Catherine Store ( Carbondale)

Hey all, I ran the stretch from Basalt to Carbondale last Thursday and I was all good. Ran it yesterday and in the middle of the run, about 2-2.5 miles downstream of the put in, the river braids out to three channels. I had been running the left one but yesterday I found that a new cottonwood had fallen across this channel. You can't see it until you are already committed to the channel. Fortunately the tree broke I think when ir hit the opposite shore and left about a 6 foot gap between the shore and the tree branches, where the river is running over the trunk. It got my heart rate cranking but it turned into a little waterfall with a powerful hydraulic on the downstream side that turned us around after going over it. Stay middle when you get to the braids. The island that separates the two has some pretty big trees wedged on it as well, and one sticking pretty far into the current, that's the only landmark I can think of that makes the it easier to understand. Stay safe out there!


Sent from my iPhone using Mountain Buzz

powrider686 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-22-2015   #2
 
Carbondale, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2000
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 115
Update: It was at river mile 2.21 as measured from the Willits put-in at the intersection of Willits Lane an Duroux Lane.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Screen Shot 2015-06-22 at 11.44.22 AM.png
Views:	126
Size:	638.5 KB
ID:	10138  
powrider686 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2015   #3
 
Glenwood Springs, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2008
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 97
Thanks for the heads up.
knumbskull is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-22-2015   #4
 
Carbondale, Colorado
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 329
Is it here (see yellow tack)?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Roaring Fork strainer.JPG
Views:	135
Size:	155.1 KB
ID:	10148  
watermonkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2015   #5
 
Carbondale, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2000
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 115
New wood / strainer on Roaring Fork between Basalt and Catherine Store ( Carb...

Yep. That corner, all the way across. It's just below the pin, right where the river constricts.


Sent from my iPhone using Mountain Buzz
powrider686 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
IK from Basalt to Carbondale - Roaring Fork Oslo Kayaking | Trip Planner 7 08-30-2012 08:41 AM
Basalt to Carbondale - runnable now? watermonkey Whitewater Kayaking 1 09-18-2010 05:15 PM
Basalt/Carbondale to Fort Collins Uncle B Whitewater Kayaking 0 09-16-2008 08:30 PM
Lost Paddle and Boat on Catherine's Store danlivingston1 Whitewater Kayaking 2 06-26-2008 09:56 AM
Carbondale/Basalt/Glenwood/Aspen goldcamp Kayaking | Trip Planner 2 05-19-2008 11:14 PM

» Classified Ads
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:44 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.