Got the new IK's out last weekend on the Upper C and had a blast. Wanting to see about some class II/III water closer to home and thought I would get some thoughts on sections and shuttles.
Thanks in advance.
Both runs on the Blue are good ducky runs.The upper is a little more exciting with some play waves and one III+/IV- type rapid and simple logistics.There was a recent post about wood.
Clear Creek's only 2\3 run is the Idaho Spgs.town run.The book says 3+ ,maybe in spots at high water,it was a standard beginner run 10-15 years ago.There is a class 2 section between 119 and the put in for Black Rock,might be fun high.Don't miss the takeout.Someone said there are new play waves on this stretch..At low/med flows the three class 4 runs are more 4 -'ish.Dumont would be the most swimmer friendly and least boat abusive,Through town has some 2-3. a few harder drops ,a lot of flat ,and manmade hazzards.Bike scout it.
You might look at the Eagle,Boulder Creek town run,Foxton,So.Platte(Deckers,Waterton, or town run ),or lower NSV.You can tailor a 2-3 run or slightly harder on most/all of those.
I kayaked with an IKer from Lawson all the way to Idaho Springs. The water was around 300ish maybe (I can't remember exactly but it was on the low side). The lawson section is def a 3/4 at those levels if only for swim potential. Dumont down, at those levels, is quite easy to handle in an IK but again, it's on the hard side of 3. Dumont is really easy to scout so you can check it out and add it onto the top of the Idaho Springs town run. Other than that, foxton would be a good choice.
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