The latest news and events from Colorado Whitewater
August 2018
The Spray Newsletter for Colorado Whitewater

Update on Peaks to Plains Trail
By Tim Friday

The 4-mile Peak to Plains Trail officially opened to the public in July 2017 with the final mile introduced in a cable cutting ceremony back in September 2017, making this pathway accessible to Clear Creek recreationalists for almost a year now. Despite some initial ambivalence toward the project by the paddling community, it certainly provides easier access for all, as well as an alternative shuttle method for the section paralleled by the trail. Read more about the project and its impact on the community here.

New CW Event: Thirsty Third Thursdays

Colorado Whitewater is excited to invite you to a new event, Thirsty Third Thursdays! This month's topic will cover various paddle sizes and shapes with Nik White. Find out the details here.

River Trip Spotlight: Yampa River

The Yampa River (continuing onto the Green River) is among the most coveted permitted river trips in Colorado. It boasts 72 miles of beautiful canyon, with everything from flat water to class 4. Most boaters spend about 5 days floating down the Yampa, which converges with the Green (downriver of Gates of Lodore) and continues through Split Mountain to the takeout in Green River, Utah. Learn more about this awesome trip by clicking here.


LGBTQ Pride Cruise
By Brett Jacobs

On Saturday June 30th, Brooke Smith led a Milk Run + Brown's Canyon cruise in celebration of Pride Month to celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer boaters and allies. The event was a success with 28 LGBTQ allies participating! Many of the participants sported festive Pride themed attire and accessories. What a great way to mark the end of June! Read more and see more of the fun pictures here.

Fall Dinner 2018 Preview
Colorado Whitewater is excited to invite all its members (and non-members, too!) to our 2018 Fall Dinner. Come join us at the American Mountaineering Center on Monday, October 29. Look for more details coming soon!

Arkansas River Weekend Was A Success

Thank you to all of our members who spent Arkansas River Weekend with us in Buena Vista. We had a great turnout, and members enjoyed boating down classic Colorado runs like Brown's Canyon, the Numbers, Fractions, and Frog Rock. Be sure not to miss out on our last river weekend of 2018 on the Colorado River September 7-9. Click here for more info.

Remaining 2018 River Weekends

Colorado: Sept. 7 - 9

For more information, click here.


Upcoming CW Events

7-9: Colorado River Weekend
9: Lower Blue Cruise (II+)
15: Lower Blue Cruise (II+)
15-16: Bailey Fest

14: Lower Blue Cruise (II+)
21: Lower Blue Cruise (II+)
29: Fall Dinner at the American Mountaineering Center. Details TBD.

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