High Water Cross Mountain Gorge
From Dan Piano:

Since I moved to Steamboat I always wondered what Cross Mountain would be like at high water. This year I went to find out and the answer is awesome!

The Put-in. Photo Dan Piano

Mike Geary taking a look at the Oesterizer. Photo: Adam Mayo


After paddling in on a huge lake of water we came to the massive horizon line above the Oesterizer. We all portaged. There looks to a possible line down the center left but it’s a total crap shoot. Legend has it that Jared Johnson ran it in a play boat at 7gs.

Dan getting into the goods. Photo Adam Mayo

Dan and Mike firing up corkscrew. Photo Adam Mayo

Dead cow running the meat. Photo Adam Mayo

Photo: Adam Mayo

Check out some video. http://vimeo.com/4932335

paddling in

Leave a comment

All comments are moderated before being published

About Us

We're a group of whitewater kayak, raft, and stand up paddleboard enthusiasts committed to stocking the highest-quality gear and deliver it to you as quickly as possible.

Learn more about us

Don't Forget About These

What else are we up to?

View all
Down and Dirty: 9 Items You Need for Your Dry Suit Repair Kit

Down and Dirty: 9 Items You Need for Your Dry Suit Repair Kit

GearJonny Ortiz
Whitewater dry wear is the largest apparel investment any boater can make. For those who want to extend the life and use of their dry suit (or dry top), it's best to keep a dry suit repair kit on hand. Read our 9 recommendations for the best dry suit repair kit!
Whitewater Kayak Paddle Buying Guide

Whitewater Kayak Paddle Buying Guide

Jonny Ortiz
Choosing the right paddle for whitewater kayaking can be daunting with all the available paddle options to consider. We are here to help! ...
All Aboard the Love Boat!

All Aboard the Love Boat!

Benjamin Thornton

Have you ever had a tough time convincing your family that your black eye isn't that big of a deal? Or spent an hour explaining to your Tinder date the difference between "homeless" and "houseless," just so they would understand why you brought them back to a tent in the woods? 

If you answered yes to either of these things, hopefully this blog can help avoid some of those awkward conversations!