7. January 2013 11:45
The Canyons of the West are beautiful, full of life and almost seem to be timeless. The towering walls of stone all around the rivers that formed these canyons bear silent witness to the powers of water, wind and time. Sometimes, though, Mother Nature likes to throw a monkey wrench into things.
This August, we received word that there was a rock fall in the Yampa River Canyon, just above Warm Springs Rapid. Here are some of the pictures that the National Park Service sent us:
This new boulder may prove to be a bit of a challenge when we see the river at higher flows in May and June. The average level of the Yampa River in May and June is about 10,000 to 16,000 cfs.
The river was flowing at about 150 cfs when these pictures were taken. The average level of the Yampa River
in May and June is about 10,000 to 16,000 cfs.
Our guides are excited to see what this new rockfall will make the river look like during the 2013 river rafting season.