Los Pinos 08: Photo Dump
After an absolutely phenomenal 07 trip on the Pinos, 08 made for a much anticipated return. Mike Haggadorn, Keven Driscoll and Master Skywalker: Luke Hanson (Former #1 fan of the boy band Hanson Brothers), rounded out the crew of corky kayakers. Making for yet other exceptional, three days of wilderness kayaking.

Kevin, day2

To view a lengthier trip report on the Pinos check out 07's report here: http://coloradokayak.blogspot.com/2007/06/los-pinos-river.html

For 07 Video: http://www.oregonkayaking.net/vidframe.html (Los Pinos the inner gorges)

Below is more of a photo dump of this years trip.

Flow: The best barometer for flow I can come up with is Vallecito. This year Vallecito was peaking at 900csf wile we were on the Pinos, which was lower than the year before. In comparing the two years, I've learned the higher the water, the bigger the smiles and a higher quality of whitewater. The higher water seemed to open up more drops and lessen the portaging. So next time I'm looking into a Pinos trip I'd personally be looking for flows higher then 900cfs on Vallecito, but that's your own call and you still had better have a nice pair of hiking shoes.
Wisky Bootie 1 of 2
Dealing with the Tupperware container. Sometimes it seems so tuff to keep the freshness in and water out.

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