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The Big South Fork of the Poudre

July 12, 2007
If you’ve paddled class V in Colorado, you may see someone you know here- The Big South; Colorado’s premier class V full day adventure run! This posting bring you photos video and slideshows of this classic gem. Joe Keck padding a big boat (Mega Rocker) through a tight slot on Fantasy Flight. Oops… actually, someone… View Article

Birthday wishes do come true

July 5, 2007
So, my birthday falls at the end of June right in the middle of paddling season, its great. While I didn’t get do my favorite thing on my b-day (Big South) I did have a great weekend of paddling that started with Cheeseman (look for a post coming soon) on Saturday and a backyard favorite,… View Article

Yule Creek, CO

July 4, 2007
So a week or so ago Myself, Paul Gamache and team pyranha (Dave Fusilli, Jared Seiler and Graham Seiler) decided we should hit Yule Creek of the Crystal drainage, CO. Know as the steepest crik in CO we were all pretty amped for the run. The trip went well, with us all running demshitz with… View Article

11 Mile’s sweet 1/4 mile & fun for everyone!

July 3, 2007
11 Mile Canyon has something for everyone. It’s on the South Platte River and the water is nice and warm (for Colorado). Here are some pics from a day trip a few weeks ago. Spring flora on 11 mile This is a sweet run fro the whole group. By that, I mean that you could… View Article

Family Man Paddling: A Ruby Horsethief Trip Report

July 2, 2007
Ruby and Horsethief Canyons- June 19-21, 2007 Word and Images courtesy of Mike Harvey In the midst of all the sick creeking the CKSquad has been busy ticking off this summer; I too am having a great paddling summer only on a slightly different track. My son Miles (5) loves to paddle his Jackson Fun1…. View Article

Devils Punchbowls VIDEO

June 27, 2007
Here is the video of the Devils Punchbowls trip attended by Nicole Mansfield, Paul Gamache, Chris Menges and safety guru Chris Larsen. Check it out!!! Bummed I couldn’t go but awesome work guys. Peace out L C Simpson

First “Backwards Female Descent”! At the Devils Punchbowls.

June 25, 2007
The aesthetic, stacked waterfalls known as the Devil’s Punchbowls are located on Schoffield Pass between Crested Butte and Marble, Colorado. If ya wanna go huck, drive to the stream crossing from the CB side and hike downhill. Chris Larsen and Chris Menges hike down towards what they hope to find: punchbowls that are clear of… View Article

Treasure Canyon of the Alamosa River

June 18, 2007
Treasure Canyon is a remote 5 mile Class V run on the Alamosa River in Colorado’s ‘Pagosa Zone’. It is a long, tiring day filled with logs, 2 death drops to portage and sieves– This requires a lot of energy to scout and get around hazards safely, especially on your first run. It’s totally worth… View Article

Los Pinos River

June 13, 2007
Three days of wilderness paddling, Moose, Elk, Swimmers, Sieves, waterfalls and the A Team crew, has been added to my list of amazing outdoor excursions and has certainly formed long lasting memories of adventure. With nearly peak flows and plenty of cocky testosterone, Jared Jonson decided that the long anticipated Pinos weekend had arrived. We… View Article

South Fork Salmon River. Spawn there.

June 10, 2007
After spending the winter trapped in my basement while Evan Stafford and I put Whitewater of the Southern Rockies together, I’ve been doing everything I can to avoid writing or taking pictures of kayaking. It’s been great. Between random construction jobs the weekends have been packed with some good weekend adventures, but all suffering from… View Article