That's smart. Do you paddle the Elk? Have yet to paddle it and was thinking road trip this spring with camping at Strawberry Hot Springs.I think Numbers is definitely a bit about my skill level right now... maybe Fractions though. Just makes me nervous boating a new, unfamiliar run in the winter. Not good at rolling, but good at swimming
Thanks for all that! I didn't really start this thread because I was having difficulty finding a skirt to fit my needs, more just to bitch because I'm offended that gear designers think women can't handle the stronger skirts. Not even particularly offended just questioning their logic.Many decades of kayaking.
Hope this gives you some ideas and ends up helping getting that spray skirt on a little bit easier.
Nice rant and interesting thread. Boated with a lot of lady kayakers over the years and this is the first good rant on this topic. Listened to a bunch of complaints over difficulty during the pee process in a tight wet suit. Less when womens dry suits with zippers came along.
Yeah, visited the hot springs for the first time early this winter with my boater gfriend and came up with the idea of combining the springs and a boating trip. Probably wouldn't be looking to paddle the class 5 drops but would consider paddling from there all the way to the confluence with the Yampa. Do people do that bottom section?We've done a short trip on the Elk. We did the Mad Creek section, considered the lower. Super pretty and fun, very mellow, we definitely plan on doing some more this Spring, like from Hinman bridge down to Mad Creek. Above that, the Box is beautiful but way too much for me! By the time I was ready to take it on this summer, the water was too low to do the middle section. If you're going to make a trip over, consider camping elsewhere. Strawberry Park Hot Springs is cool to visit, and cheap if you want to rent a cabin or whatever, but it's about an hour from there to where you put in for the Elk. You can do free camping, pretty much right on the Elk River, on County Road 64 and 64A. Do Strawberry Park just for the sake of the soak, the cabins there are decent if you want to pay $60. Then you can do the town run and Fish Creek too if you're up for that.
Give us a holler if you do come up!