The 1st 1st Saturday Paddle trip is in the books. The weather was questionable going into the weekend as was the location. Our hope was Barnett Bridge to Lilly on Clear Creek but rain forecasted the evening prior threatened more than the banks would hold. That morning a check of the gage showed 841 CFS and holding, perfect! Weather forecast for the day was scattered showers, heavy at times wind gust up to 30mph and a high of 70°. We did get a couple of showers, the most persistent as we approached Lilly rapid. Winds were not bad, when it did blow, they were remarkably warm and welcoming. It really turned out to be the perfect day.
Our group was 11 paddlers and a shuttle bunny (Thank you!). The paddle included some play and attainments with a short break at Jet to refuel. I believe a great day of paddling was had by everyone.
We are all looking forward to the next 1st Saturday, February 5th. Location to be determined. Hope to see you on the river!
Checkout a few of the pics here.