I had the opportunity to get down to the Big Thompson last weekend, and despite the freshly fallen snow and low temperatures, there is still some awesome paddling on the front range. We rallied around 10:00 in Fort Collins and by 11:30 we were putting on the water, just in time for the sun to peak out from behind the canyon walls. Even with the cold temps, just a little sun went a long ways, that and having a drysuit. I don’t like to deter anyone from kayaking, but we’ve officially shifted into drysuit weather. A swim right now would not make for a very fun time without one.