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Palisade River Bend Park to Corn Lake

Sunday, September 25, 2011 | Average CFS: 2,950

After spending Saturday at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park and getting home later than normal again, Amanda and I woke just before sunrise so that we could watch the sun come up over the Grand Mesa from our hot tub. Once it was up, I had some breakfast and then met up with my friend Jackson so we could float a section of the Colorado River from the Palisade River Bend Park to Corn Lake. It’s a shorter section of the river, but we didn’t want to make an all-day trip out of it…..just spend a few hours on the river on a nice day. One of my main reasons for this trip was so that I could try out his new Aire Tributary Tomcat Tandem inflatable kayak since I am looking at buying one over the winter for next season. After spending the afternoon on his boat, I can safely say that I will probably be picking one of them up! It will make a great boat for day trips and overnight trips on easier stretches of river!

Relaxing in the front of the boat. Unfortunately, I guess I am too heavy to sit this far forward in the boat since I got wet from water coming up through the self-bailing floor. Jackson and I ended up switching seats a little ways down the river and we had no further issues with water coming up into the boat.

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Relaxing by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

Riffles in the river looking back towards the Little Book Cliffs.

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Riffles by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

Stopped so that we could change seats.

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Quick Stop by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

Jackson and his boat.

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Jackson and his Boat by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

View from the back seat.

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Jackson in Front by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

It’s open burn season in Mesa County.

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Smoke and Mount Garfield by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

A view back towards Mount Garfield and Mount Lincoln.

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Looking Back by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

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