The Colorado Kayak Chronicle aka CKS Squad Blog: A place for CKS’s Staff and Team Paddlers to share trip reports, gear reviews, photo postings and insights into anything and everything paddling. The goal of this blog is to bring you a variety of perspectives and interests from around the world, to share inspiring photos, videos and stories and most importantly, to help you get excited for your next day on the river!
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Cim Cim Cimarron
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 4x4 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 Gunnison River upstream of the Black Canyon and if you're ever in the area is worth hitting up. Here's some pics courtesy of Wigston;
Kyle coming through super basomatic - Photo NW
Whoa, big man in a blue boat - Photo NW
Evan and Kyle finishing off the run - Photo NW
After our false start we camped at the putin to the Big Cim and got after it first thing in the morning. The Big Cim is a great wilderness creek run in quintessential Colorado country with boofs a plenty, a fair amount of wood, and has a remote feel to it. If you go be sure to watch for new wood, use Larsen's shuttle beta, and be ready to experience a CO classic. Here's some pics from the day;
Camp and putin - Photo LE
Putin scenery, pretty tough stuff - Photo LE
Kyle getting his boof on - Photo LE
Guidebook aurther Evan Stafford doing more research - Photo LE
Wigston setting up. Textbook form - Photo LE
Wigston resurfacing - Photo LE
Well that's all for now. I hope eveyone has been getting out and enjoying the melt. Yeehhahh, get some...