PSA: Don't leave your rope in the river. - Mountain Buzz

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Old 05-04-2015   #1
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PSA: Don't leave your rope in the river.

Seemed like there was a lot of ropes left in the river last year. Possibly because it was a higher water year. Don't leave your rope in the river. If you do, let someone know.

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Old 05-04-2015   #2
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Also be heads up for people who set up boobie traps over the winter designed to kill you. Already had to cut out a rope strung across the river on Clear Creek that was trying to kill me. Last year I got clocked by a cable strung across Boulder Creek. Basically, people, please stop letting me be the first person down the run for the year.
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Old 05-04-2015   #3
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Yup, serious business. One of my paddling buddies from years past lost a friend to an anchor rope on a relatively easy river. Ropes are like guns, in the wrong hands they kill, and the correct hands they save.
Wishing I was on the river instead of surfing the web...
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Old 05-05-2015   #4
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All to often ropes are thrown unnecessarly. Why i remember back when Mountain whitewater descents use to throw a veritable spider web of rope bags at the first sign of a swimmer. Choke up the whole river they would, yes sir the whole river.

But in all seriousness ropes can be a very useful tool, but they can also be one of the most dangerous things out there. Choose your throws wisley.
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