North Fork of the Crystal - 2008 Photos
Paddlers: Chris Menges (green Burn), DK (white Jefe Grande), Zack (orange Huka) Photography: Natalie The North Fork of the Crystal is one of my favorite runs in CO as it combines clean, quality drops, plenty of vertical and crystal clean water with the amazing high alpine scenery at Lead King Basin.... It's kind of a pain to get there though. We comined a few laps with a day on the Punchbowls. The water was low, about 600 cfs and it was considerably mellower that my last run down at 1100 cfs (see high water North Fork pics here). Zack kicks off the run on Cake with some nice background scenery. Chris dropping in. DK drops into icing. At this level there is a sweet kicker 1/2 way down on the left. Zack bouncing down the right side... Chris Menges sequence at icing. So fun! Dropping off the 40 foot (is it that big?) almost vertical slide part on the left. DK and Zack in the double drop. Chris boofing in the trees? Stoked. DK pulling out a sweet boof on the 8 footer. Chris watches Zack boof the 8 footer.