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Old 06-16-2011   #1
 
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Paddle rafting Boulder Creek!

Just took the 16' Aire down Boulder Creek. Put in above Eben G Fine and took out at 30th. Totally fun and plenty of room. No issues other than needing to duck for lots of low hanging branches.

Let's see some more!

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Old 06-18-2011   #2
 
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If you plan on running it again I would love to go! PM or post a thread and i'll give you a shout!
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Everyone, we have a sweet 9 foot mini me style raft for rent in our shop in Boulder. It's so perfect for boulder creek, and really fun to paddle. 2-3 people is perfect. We also have bigger paddle rafts if there are more people.

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@ Toni, Where is Eben G Fine? i'm familiar with boulder but i'm not sure what your referring to. Is it a park near the kayaking park? Also you said the take out is at 30th, is it a developed take out or bushwacking? Also, was your boat a self bailer? I have a 14 bucket that i'm considering taking down but was wondering what the water is like. Lots of rapids and holes or just smaller stuff that wouldn't be a problem in the bucket?

@ N. Wigston- Would you offer any discount to us buzzards? I saw that you charge 70 for a half day, any chance of getting a little hook up?
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Ebin G Fine park is the whitewater park. Easy raft access is off Canyon, right before it turns and climbs up the canyon proper. No ramp. 100+ yard carry.

I think you'd be fine in a bucket boat, but you might want an extra bucket.

East side of 30th st, river right is easiest take out, but it is a university lot that you shouldn't park in until after 5 pm. There is parking on the west side, bit it is a longer carry from the river.
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Cool, thanks for the info. I'm headed down there on wednesday to do it if anyone else wants to join!
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I'm actually changing the price completely on that raft. It will be much lower. I realized it was probably too much for that boat. I think i'll also offer a 3 hour and an overnight rental for that one too, which would be first come first served. I am thinking $25 for a 3 hour rental. does that seem reasonable?

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That sounds like a good deal Nick. What else have you got in the rental fleet? Maybe a 12 or 13'er?
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we have a 13 foot and a 14 foot paddle raft, and also a 14 and 16 foot rowing raft, as well as a 12 foot fishing rig. The 16 footer and the fishing rig both get rented out on a trailer. so no rigging.
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25 sounds like a deal. Has anyone spoken for it Wednesday morning? If not can I reserve it for wednesday for a three hour trip?
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