Rattlesnake Rapid, Lake Fork gunnison strainer? - Mountain Buzz
 



Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 06-20-2015   #1
 
salida, Colorado
Paddling Since: 1980
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 24
Rattlesnake Rapid, Lake Fork gunnison strainer?

Anyone have current status (2015) on the tree/strainer in Rattlesnake rapid on the Lake Fork? Thanks.

ziaec is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-20-2015   #2
 
TuffGonG's Avatar
 
Gunnison, colorado
Paddling Since: 1996
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 56
I am curious about this as well. It was there about a month ago.
__________________
Aim low, they're riding ponies.
TuffGonG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2015   #3
 
TuffGonG's Avatar
 
Gunnison, colorado
Paddling Since: 1996
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 56
*Bump
__________________
Aim low, they're riding ponies.
TuffGonG is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-24-2015   #4
 
lmyers's Avatar
 
Buena Vista, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2005
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 4,766
Go take a drive. I doubt there are too many online boaters between you and it...
lmyers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2015   #5
 
Montrose, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2008
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 313
Call Three Rivers Resort at 970-641-1303 and ask for a guide named Vito. Vito is the senior guide (20 plus years) and in charge of all flossing on Taylor and Lake Fork of Gunny, which they also run commercially. I asked him about it early in spring and I believe the reply was that it is cut-out. PLease call to make sure, best time to catch him is 7 to 8 am or after 4 pm. I'm a class III I'k boater and love that run at low flows, have yet to make rattlesnake, maybethis year. Definitely a class IV rapid above 1000, gives me major anxiety, good luck with the run, it's pure heaven; a place I would surely like my ashes spread when the time comes!!!!!!
gunnerman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2015   #6
 
salida, Colorado
Paddling Since: 1980
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 24
Rattlesnake Rapid, Lake Fork Strainer

Thanks BV. I wondered if we needed to bring a saw on our drive...Appreciate the constructive help from gunnerman! The fork is sweet on so many levels. What a gem.
ziaec is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2015   #7
 
lmyers's Avatar
 
Buena Vista, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2005
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 4,766
I was talking to TuffGonG, seeing how he lives 100 miles closer than you...
lmyers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2015   #8
 
Montrose, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2008
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 313
I called Three Rivers this morning and Vito's day off today, but the lady guide claims they have run it several times this year already. Easy road scout while setting shuttle and check other drops, there is a new drop created back in 2011 from a major landslide, should be 3 main drops, rattlesnake and 2 other long classIII rapids. Since our group is mostly IK's I feel most compfy below 600 cfs. It will drop like a rock when it does just like the San Miquel.
gunnerman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2015   #9
 
salida, Colorado
Paddling Since: 1980
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 24
Thanks BV, I see the light. Can't process much before noon. Lets get it while its good!
ziaec is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2015   #10
God Amongst Men
 
yetigonecrazy's Avatar
 
Phuoc My, Da Nang, THE 'NAM
Paddling Since: 1845
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 1,994
Quote:
Originally Posted by gunnerman View Post
I called Three Rivers this morning and Vito's day off today, but the lady guide claims they have run it several times this year already. Easy road scout while setting shuttle and check other drops, there is a new drop created back in 2011 from a major landslide, should be 3 main drops, rattlesnake and 2 other long classIII rapids. Since our group is mostly IK's I feel most compfy below 600 cfs. It will drop like a rock when it does just like the San Miquel.
Gunther, if you happen to make it over to the Fork this year, will you snap a photo or two of the new rapid? Eager to see it, haven't been down that way since it happened. Thanks buddy!!
__________________
"Don't f$&@ing eddy out, just run it! Whaddya doin??" -LMyers
yetigonecrazy 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
Strainer below Hotchkiss on the North Fork of the Gunnison efranz River Access & Safety Alerts! 2 06-01-2015 12:47 PM
Rattlesnake alert! jmack River Access & Safety Alerts! 3 07-20-2014 11:51 AM
Rattlesnake Arches via Ruby Horsethief - info on hiking from river needed melp Boaters Forum | General Boating Topics 3 04-28-2014 03:54 PM
Rafting in November CO Rattlesnake to Arches johnnywetuber Whitewater Rafting 0 12-05-2010 01:40 PM
Rattlesnake Falls, AZ - Sedona Hype codyhoward Whitewater Kayaking 4 03-03-2008 05:37 PM

» Classified Ads
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:35 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.