A mixed bag of emotions reading this article. I'm stoked that I was paddling during this season, but it also spoiled me rotten. Reading all the articles on the snow water equivalents this year are borderline depressing. Can't say that I'm not grateful for that epic summer of splashy high water on stevens down.
best season yet for me, I remember the first time down stevens at +5' on the rock. I had not been on the poudre since 3'5 and just remembering the gauge surging. I said "what's the level", they replied it's at least 5' but hard to know. huge wave trains, massive holes.
I felt like "man I am never going to get comfortable in this sport" as it turned out, It was the best thing I ever sacked up and did. totally blew the doors wide open for me as a paddler.
god i love the Poudre.
awesome write up. I am prepairing for a normal year.
thanks for paving the way boys...
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