Masculine adventure with the flavor of white hot steel! - Mountain Buzz
 



Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 01-15-2017   #1
willpaddle4food
 
Fruita, Colorado
Paddling Since: 1995
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 118
Masculine adventure with the flavor of white hot steel!

One must adapt to the changing world, and shed old preconceptions. For instance, the forecast for next sunday in Westwater canyon is sunny, 37, with very little chance of ice. That's boatin' weather! I need to test drive my new boat before the season gets started in earnest. Anyone interested in a day trip? Shuttle very early, launch at dawn, through the rapids at peak sunlight, boats loaded back up by 4pm. Nuthin' to it.

willpaddle4food is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-15-2017   #2
 
Electric-Mayhem's Avatar
 
Lakewood, Colorado
Paddling Since: 1993
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 1,182
Thats awfully tempting. I got a new drysuit that I need to try out and I've been jonesing for some boating. I can't make my decision till later in the week though.
Electric-Mayhem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2017   #3
 
lmyers's Avatar
 
Buena Vista, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2005
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 4,766
Sounds like fun. I'm itching to boat, but will likely go further south. Watch the weather if you plan to run Westwater Sunday. The extended forecasts I am seeing are predicting another closed low to drop into the Four Corners area Friday, Saturday and Sunday...
lmyers is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-16-2017   #4
 
Colo Springs, Colorado
Paddling Since: 1980
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 700
If I lived closer.........

That's my excuse for declining the invitation!
David L is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2017   #5
 
GJ, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2011
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 713
Quote:
Originally Posted by willpaddle4food View Post
One must adapt to the changing world, and shed old preconceptions. For instance, the forecast for next sunday in Westwater canyon is sunny, 37, with very little chance of ice. That's boatin' weather! I need to test drive my new boat before the season gets started in earnest. Anyone interested in a day trip? Shuttle very early, launch at dawn, through the rapids at peak sunlight, boats loaded back up by 4pm. Nuthin' to it.

Hmmm. Interesting. I launch on the Grand next Tues the 24th. It wouldn't suck to get a dress rehearsal day before that. PM me if this begins to look more likely, please.
__________________
www.LaceMine29.com
mikesee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2017   #6
 
Salida, Colorado
Paddling Since: 1986
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 904
There will be no direct sun at any time while in the rapid section.

Water is 39 deg, but the good news is it's rising! Flows kinda steady at 3100.
https://waterdata.usgs.gov/co/nwis/uv?site_no=09163500

Brr.

Have fun!
DoStep is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2017   #7
willpaddle4food
 
Fruita, Colorado
Paddling Since: 1995
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 118
We don't need no stinkin' sunlight. Causes cancer anyway. I plan to duct tape handwarmers all over my entire body under my drysuit. Unfortunately, it's a micro cat with no floor that I will be driving, so I guess a certain amount of wet must happen.
willpaddle4food is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2017   #8
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 315
12'6" sotar a micro cat?
spencerhenry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2017   #9
 
lhowemt's Avatar
 
at my house, Montana
Paddling Since: 2020
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 4,600
Quote:
Originally Posted by willpaddle4food View Post
We don't need no stinkin' sunlight. Causes cancer anyway. I plan to duct tape handwarmers all over my entire body under my drysuit. Unfortunately, it's a micro cat with no floor that I will be driving, so I guess a certain amount of wet must happen.
Check these out, with stickum. https://www.amazon.com/Grabber-Perfo.../dp/B001G7QEDI

Thermacare pads work well too, and have adhesive
__________________
Living in Montana, boating in Idaho
lhowemt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2017   #10
 
Fruita, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2014
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 197
I could be persuaded...haven't run westwater since november...been too long...

thomas
fruita, co
T.O.Mac 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
Which flavor of 303 do you use? co_bjread Whitewater Rafting 22 4 Weeks Ago 09:12 PM
Material for 7ft long trailer roller; aluminum, steel pipe, or galv. steel? spenceuiuc Rafting | Gear Talk 2 06-09-2015 09:20 AM
KEEN steel toes ? tellutwurp Kayaking | Gear Talk 7 12-08-2011 05:23 AM
Aluminum vs. Steel Chip Kayaking | Gear Talk 18 03-03-2009 09:13 PM

» Classified Ads
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:18 AM.


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.