Yes its that time of year again. We’ve been playing with the ???? playboat. Trying to put something together that Adriene, Yonton, and Jordan will have a good time in for Worlds this fall. It does go well with the chicken.
As always, the GoPro Mountain Games (formerly the Teva Mountain Games), starts off with a bang at Homestake Creek in Colorado. We are about 30 minutes outside of Vail in a town called Red Cliff and theres a roadside section of river that drops 450 feet per mile. Its an amazing stretch of whitewater and this year it actually had some water in it! My runs didn’t go as well as I had hoped and I ended up in 3rd place behind Martina Wegman and Natalie Anderson.
After an incredible couple of weeks in the Pacific Northwest, Hunt Jennings and Myself drove to Colorado for the Freestyle Competition Series(plus a couple of creek races). First up was the Lyons Outdoor Games in Lyons, Colorado. Though the water levels dropped to barely floatable flows the South Saint Vraint Creek race went off relatively smoothly. The winner would be determined by the paddler who managed to hit the least amount of rocks, which of course would be Dane Jackson. I myself managed to tie with Clay Wright for 3rd, while Hunt who hit a couple more rocks tied with Nick Troutman for 6th. In the very “unofficial” C-1 Freestyle class I managed to come out in 1st with Dane Jackson in 2nd and Rowan Stuart in 3rd.