Boaters- Now that the Riv has dropped below 5 I imagine there will be a whole lot of you looking to get up above the Filter Plant (myself included). Listed below is some Riv intel from fellow boaters. Names will not be given, but for those of you who recognize your work- thank you for the intel. I trust each of these boaters and the intel they provide. As usual, this is not an endorsement by the PRR, nor does the PRR assume any liability for your decision to play on the Riv (or anything that may happen to you if you choose to do so). Enjoy!
First- Steven’s to Poudre Park:
We did Stevens to Poudre Park and had a ball. The right run on 3-way was fine, Tunnel can be run mostly down the right side (that center hole is big!) the first big hole in Mish was big but could be skirted to the left (I guess by someone, not by me today, I wound up stalling in it for a few seconds). Ansel Watrous was a little bigger than I expiated (and bouncy!) Ouzel was smaller than I expected. We had thought about running PP/Pineview but kinda ran out of time and steam after a pretty much non-stop run. If I’m going to run Pineview at 4.9, I want to be fresh!
Next: Upper and Lower Rustic Runs:
For what it’s worth the wave at Norman Fry/Chapel
Bridge on Rustic changed. It used to be a full on
wave that was fun to try to surf. Not possible to now. At 5′
it’s more of an upstream V shape wave/hole. The water on the eddyline
on river right is much more boill. It still packs a punch when you hit
it, but tosses you further left now than it used to and isn’t really
playable anymore 🙁
Also, there’s 2 large trees, one looks worse from the road than it
really is, but is located below Profile Rock. It’s been there the last
3 weeks. This tree eliminates the left sneak on the second half of the
rapid, but is easy to avoid. The second tree is huge and is located
just downstream of Death by Decap/Dismemberment/Foo Fang Falls, whatever
you want to call it. It spans 2/3 of the river. You can run far right
or far left. It’s a big guy.
Everything else was as clean as normal. Heck, the eddy in Indian
Meadows that normally collects logs was mostly clean, much better than
the last few years.
Thank you and Boat Safe!