I was looking for anyone who has a canoe play boat and has done clear creek. I 'd like to run rigor mortis and would like someone who has experience there to run with. I was also looking for some weekday warriors, because i work weekends.
You should get to know Dennis at Golden River Sports. There's a big difference between what you have done and what you want to do. There are a lot of more difficult stretches you could do before open boating Rigor Mortis. Most canoeists have gone shorter than 12' for difficult whitewater.
Yeah, you're aware Rigor Mortis is a class V rapid, right? Because it sounds like you're interested in skipping class IV altogether, unless you're leaving out significant portions of your river resume. I'd submit that it's not a good approach.
In my experience open boat c1 is kinda rare here at least compared to the southeast. ....cool to have different types of boats on the river !
Here is some more c,c. Beta for you.
All of Clear Creek above tunnel 1 is very unfrendly to swimmers...The river is full of sharp blasted rocks ! Being a humble member of the clear creek swim team, I have learned this the hard way. I now wear lower body armour under my dry suit.
Clear Creek is VERY COLD, when it gets going....that water was snow likly only hours before you got on it. You can expect low 40s and high 30s durring high water.
I would suggest that you consider learning clear creek in the following order.....tunnel 1 to town park....then move up river do the run through Idaho Springs (Chicago Creek to Kermits).
Foxton is very senic, and the rocks are not all blasted there. I suggest you try it.
If all that goes well...move over to the ark, and try browns....
Then come back to clear creek and try running below rigor, to the dam.
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