Our team is Darin, Natalie, Opie and Rocky Kellum. Kayaking, snowboarding, camping and traveling present us with plenty of challenges, but with Darin's good looks, Natalie's good luck, Rocky's brawn and Opie's brains we manage to have a good time.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Devils Punchbowls Pics

These are some shots stolen from Chris Menges at coloradokayaking.blogspot.com. Check out his full SF trip report!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

NF and SF of the Crystal

We headed to Crystal this weekend for some waterfall fun. We got up Saturday afternoon and got a great campsite on the river just outside the metropolis of Crystal, most famous for its mill. Story goes the mill was used to power an air compressor for the mining operations. Interesting... Anyway,s our camp spot was perfect for our mission of firing up the North and South Forks of the Crystal! That afternoon we got the NF done. Four drops, everyone styled them and back to camp for some R&R before the SF.
Sunday morning we started the hike over to the SF a little sooner than expected because there were two big slides that made the road closed to our jeep. The SF is mostly unrunnable drops, but the bottom two make the Devil's Puchbowls and that was our mission. Darin styled the first one, but missed the second drop due to an auto-eject. I had a good line on the first one as well, but managed to take a bite of my paddle through my full-face helmet. A busted lip is a small price to pay for that much airtime.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Huckin' the Crystal

Well at least part of it. Darin and I couldn't find anyone to go with us and didn't want to do the biggest drops without safety. So we did the two super clean drops on the North Fork a couple times and then went and scouted the South Fork of the Crystal. We plan on heading back to Crystal nexr weekend and doing the Punchbowls on the SF and Cake and Icing on the NF. Stay tuned...

Monday, July 14, 2008

This past weekend Team Kellum and Dave and Lisa Kloberdanz headed to Maybell, Colorado for some adventure. Maybell is the closest place to Cross Mtn. Gorge, a beautiful section of the Yampa river. The put in to the river run is a dog heaven filled with water, dead stuff, and just being in the middle of nowhere brings out the best in the dogs.
The weekend of the 4th Darin's Mom came to visit us. We all enjoyed a firework show, with a symphony on the confluence of the Roaring Fork and the Colorado rivers. It has been an incredible summer, but it is just flying by...