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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

Cyrstal Creeking – A high Water Event – North Fork of the Crystal and Crystal Mill Falls

June 5, 2007
Thanks to all the photographers who contributed photos to this post: Chris Larsen, Steve Melnick, Nicole Mansfield, Chris Menges.This was a high water session on the North Fork of the Crystal event during the first weekend in June. Flows on the Avalanche gauge showed that our runs were done at 1300 (Saturday night) and 1000… View Article

Stupid is as Stupid Falls….

May 30, 2007
As CRC2 mentions the Upper East is all about WATERFALLS. Well, maybe not so much but it certainly has one big one that will get your attention … Big Stupid. On a recent trip back to the Colorado homeland I had the opportunity to paddle with Kiwi Lawrence Simpson and Caliproduct homeboy Paul Gamache on… View Article

~~~~~~~~~~Superior Creekin~~~~~~~~~

May 24, 2007
(Mark Hattendorf on Conglomerate Falls, Black River) Well, this year was a bust for me with the exception of one weekend hitting up the south shore of lake superior. For those who haven’t traveled up to this area…..I highly suggest it! You should also check out the “late, great, paddling legend of the Northwood” Jim… View Article

Cim Cim Cimarron

May 23, 2007
Well after a great couple of days at Paddlefest the crew loaded up and headed towards the Big Cimarron outside of Gunnison, CO. After somewhat of an epic 4×4 shuttle setup we decided not to push our luck further and hit up the lower Cimarron for some evening action. The lower Cim flows into the… View Article

North Fork of the South Arkansas

May 20, 2007
photos by Nicole Mansfield The North Fork of the South Arkansas is a small tributary creek 15mins outside of Salida, CO. Due to its short window and steep, woody character these drops are rarely run. It is estimated that the first descent of this creek occurred in the mid 90’s. The main drop- two tiered… View Article