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Snow Pack Update!!!

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A brief view of the La Platas reveal feet of new snow!

Happy Memorial Day weekend! Mother Nature has bestowed Colorado with the best snowpack in the West. A couple of late Spring storms replenished the snowpack in the La Plata and San Juan mountains. As of yesterday, the snow water equivalent for the Animas River Basin is 115% of the average for this time of year. In Durango, the Animas River is already running around 2,000 CFS, which is a super fun, splashy level. But, we can’t wait for warm temperatures to unlock all the snow and crank up the flows even more. Get ready for huge water over the next few weeks….possibly just in time for Animas River Days, May 28 – 31st!

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Guide Training

Guide flip training

Guide flip training

We spent a morning doing some beginning of season senior guide training to get the cob webs out after winter.  We worked on emergency scenarios, throw bagging, swimming, and flip drills.  The safety kayaker did some swimmer tow rescue practice through Smelter.

Our guides are experienced, confident and well practiced.  Get out on the water with them today!

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Safety kayaker towing a swimmer during guide training

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