Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Trampas creek into the Embudo:

The Trampas enters the Embudo on the left just after MJ falls.
For the past 10 yrs I had been looking up at this tiny confluence
as we blazed by on our way down the Embudo. It enters the Embudo
via a 20 ft slide. The spring of 05 brought huge snow pack to New
Mexico and The Embudo was flowing Huge. One sunny day we stopped
and looked up at the Trampas confluence and thought that there might
just be enough water to run it. So TK and I dug out the Topos, drove around
for hours and found the putin. Which consisted of a small forgotten town
(which will remain unnamed) with alot of dogs and some wacked people
still stuck in the 60's. We came back the next day with Dunbar and
a few more Colorado folks. The run was low, probably 60 cfs or so.
We launched after warnings from 60's hippy about rants of it being to steep
and that if we went onto river left we we goners. (we took this to mean, getting
shot due to a certain "vegatable crop growing") Well we made it past all the
brush and barbed wire to the entrance of the canyon. All I can say is, the run
was bony, hardly any eddy's, (which was a factor with 6 people) really manky
drops, a couple steller ones and I'll probably never do it again. Sure was fun
though when we finally made it to the Embudo and it was a Thumping 3.6ft.
But that's what you go through to figure out if a creek is any good.
Here are a few photos of the run.
You can also watch a quick video of the run below.
  • Trampas Video

  • Looking into the gorge


    1st drop

    Dunbar dropping in, I rolled here and ended rightside up in a willow patch

    Grayson same drop

    More Dunbar

    Tiny slot move on the left

    Atom somewhere

    A lot of boofing

    Look close and you can barely see Dunbar's head in the foam pile

    Getting close to confluence

    Looking down into the Embudo

    Brad at the bottom of the run

    Driving home


    Todd Gillman said...

    Dude, I'll give you some real love in the comment field .. i'm over these f@ckers that spam in the comments! You can delete their comments altogether in your control panel.

    Anyway, nice work on Trampas. I've officially moved outta CO & I'm in Seattle now. This place pretty much rules. I know you got peeps up here, so c'mon up for a visit sometime.


    mundo said...

    cool story atom ... phaedra was born on the trampas .. mundo