The snow is just about gone from Bell Mountain, which as unscientific as it may sound, pretty accurately predicts when the creeks and rivers around Aspen are nearing peak flow. This morning it was verified.
We found further support for the Bell Mountain Theory up on Independence Pass where the Roaring Fork was living up to it’s name.
And while we’re on the subject of big water, I thought I’d pass along this video Bryan Long (the passenger) put together after running the Yampa recently– unknowingly as a crash test dummy. Apparently Aron thought he could run the rapid known as “Warm Springs” right down the middle, and flipped when he hit the big wave head on. Funny.
Nice one, Aron.
If you’re in the river these days, be careful because it’s big right now.