Poudre Falls

Equipment Info
Canon Canon EOS 5D Mark II
State/Province/Region
CO
Country
US
Nearest Area
POUDRE CANYON
Town
WALDEN
Description

ON A TRIP UP POUDRE CANYON TO CAMERON PASS I STOPPED AT POUDRE FALLS. WHEN I WAS ON THE LARIMER COUNTY DIVE RESCUE TEAM WE HAD A IMAGE OF THIS SPOT ON THE WALL AS A REMINDER OF STRAINERS. STRAINERS ARE SPOTS THAT TAKE YOU UNDER AND KEEP YOU THERE. THIS FALL OF ABOUT 8 FT IS A FAVORITE SPOT FOR KYAKERS. IT IS A BEAUTIFUL FALL WITH A DEEP POOL BELOW. ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THIS IMAGE UNDER THAT CLIFF IS A LEDGE THAT GOES BACK UNDER. ONE UNFORTUNITE KYAKER MET HIS END THERE AND IT TOOK A WEEK FOR THE TEAM TO GET HIS REMAINS OUT WHEN THEY FINALLY SHUT DOWN THE RIVER FROM THE DAM HEAD ABOVE. I HAVE BEEN ON SEVERAL RECOVERIES IN SWIFT WATER INCLUDING INFANTS. THIS TIME OF YEAR THE RIVERS FILL AND IT DOES NOT TAKE MUCH RUSHING WATER TO CARRY YOU AWAY. MY POINT TO ALL THIS. PLEASE BE CAREFULL THIS YEAR NEAR WATER ESPECIALLY WITH CHILDREN.

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Date Added
April 17, 2016
Date Taken
April 17, 2016
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