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A group of my friends are coming out June 5th -13th and I wanted to see what people are wearing out there. We are looking to do stuff around Denver (Bailey, Clear Creek), Boulder and the Poudre...if the water is there.

Drytops?

Splashtops?

Drysuits - Do you think it will be cold enough...

Drytop and Splashpants??

Or does it fluctuate enough you might be in a drysuit one day and a splashtop the next.

We've been out there a few times before and it seems like a drytop and some splashpants worked fine some days even a splashtop...

But I got this brand new Drysuit and seems like a waste not to bring it. Just don't know if it's over kill...Oh and limited space means I probably won't bring everything I own..so that's the rub

Just trying to decide what all to bring out.


Also I notice some USGS sites have water temp. Anybody got an idea on which gauges have that info...I don't feel like oing through them all..

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drytop with a fleece layer for the creeks, shorts or drypants are ok


wear your dry suit in the play parks
 

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More then likely you will have good weather, but this is Colorado and I have seen it snow in every month of the year, including the summer months.
 

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the water is cold in colorado. you can figure it out from there. drysuit might be overkill. but splashtops are for sea kayaking.
 

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bring everything you have
because if you dont youll need it
 

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The Poudre is freaking cold

I've never needed a dry suit out here. that includes some winter boating. leave it at home, bring the other stuff.
 

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be prepared

like a good personscout (I hate PC)... always be prepared The Animas is generally pretty cold, especially the Upper, as are most of the creeks. But cold is a good thing.. it keeps the bugs away
 

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Definitely bring the drytop.

If you're looking to lighten your load a bit, you can probably skip the splashtop. The water here is cold enough in June that, even if it's a 95 degree day, all you have to do to cool down is roll a few times.

A drysuit probably isn't necessary--if you never swim. But, without a drysuit, you wouldn't want to be in the water more than a couple of minutes.
 

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Do forget your velcro salamander visor. You will not be allowed on the river with out your velcro visor.

PS Drysuits are for yuppies, wimps, or swiftwater resuce classes BRRRR.
 
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