Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Stampede Breakfast Boof- Mike Perry, pic by Luke Sutton
514cfs is nearly eddlyless for the first 1/2 mile and damn near out of control for somewhat normal creek bed. vote between 240 cfs to 514 is hit to it high and juicy!
S turn directly above Bucking Bronco, tiny blurb is Mike Perry
switch boof on Bucking Bronco - Mike Perry, pic by Luke Sutton
Another Poudre video with Luke first time on Whiteline,different level and angles from earlier poudre vid. also some Bluegrass vid at highwater to mix it up, Bluegrass season is here. batteries died on bluegrass in the middle of the goods so only have the first 2 drops and alittle of the run out. enjoy
Friday, July 31, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
Good ol mirAcle was running high. Luke decided to motivate and we went 2 days in a row after work. It is located about 1.5 hours south of Casper between Kortez and Pathfinder Reservoirs The Platte was being released at 4300 cfs through the Kortez Dam. The run which turned out to be a awsome class III, with one fun IV with possible seive consequences, was a great time and would be fun for beginners. To say the least... miricle mile is good stuff with more than likely anything over 3000 possibly 2400. one really sweet drop to run with a seive and a nasty hole down the gut was the drop immediately after putting in. We were also rewarded with a sweet play wave near the put in. luke decided to name it Miner Delight cause he was sure delighted to find such a sick wave and there's a actual Gold Mine less than half mile south east. don't know the beta on when the wave is running but will try to keep some tabs. just under 4k was good and same with 4300cfs. Multiple take out and put in options are available. BLM camping is available almost down the entire run.
Kortez the Killa(seive on river right)
water coming through the seive between 2 big rocks. entire drop looks pretty small in this pic
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Putin in looking at the south west face of the Deer Creek Range(headwaters)simulator gorge, looking downstream. good class IV, and some techy pool drop V w/pin spots.
After the simulator theres a mile or mile and half of bluegrass veriety III ranch creeking. Some boulders but enough to keep you busy. The walls of the canyon are clearly visable as you paddle up and it gives a sense of adventure, good and bad.... 150 was min for the gorge and 240 would have made it alots of fun. The gorge walls start working there way sooner than expected with the gradient picking increasing till the gorge proper.
Pat Toft Micro Machine
sorry for the trees, looking down into the already pretty walled up gorge, with view of the canyon rim.
most of the water inbetween looked like this pretty busy and desperately in need of more cfs.
Pat Toft solitude on Bates Creek.
Captain Crunch unrunnable at anything under 225 cfs to be safe. ledge and rock in the middle left and right could possible go. easily portageable right left at low flows don't know about eddie access when flows come up. more good class V in spots and IV and III for the remaining couple of miles to the take out bridge.
The take out bridge and the level. The top of bottom beam would be ideal and this is why.overall if i had the option of running this creek again at the same flow id have my shit ready in 2 minutes.. road access does partially limites those with 4 wheel drive only and it is so worth the work. private property so im not going to post access for all on this little gem.. if deer is to high and same with boxelder chance are this could be killer.