Fri - September 2, 2005

Cache la Poudre River - Paddling below Fort Collins from Strauss Cabin to Archery Range

Cache la Poudre River Cache la Poudre River
The Poudre River was flowing! Not a big water, just about 120cfs at Timnath and a little bit more upstream in Fort Collins. The water was not coming from the canyon, so it got to be a reservoir release, probably, from Horsetooth.

The river was too shallow my Sisson Nucleus, so I took Seda Cyclone white water kayak for an evening paddling. I started from the Strauss Cabin parking at the end of Horsetooth Road, reached the river through small ponds in Arapaho Bend Natural Area, and started to paddle upstream. I didn't go very far just a couple of miles to Archery Range. I had to walk 3 or 4 times through some shallow spots with a fast current (water was cold!) but paddling downstream was OK. I spent almost 2 hours on the river having great workout.

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