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Videos: Colorado River High Water River Crossing

Posted by on June 16, 2011


Hello everyone, I want to share some fun videos from the summer of 2010 while I was involved collecting research on a river you may be familiar with; the Colorado River. We were collecting data on the headwaters of this river in Rocky Mountain National Park.


I was working with Professor Sara Rathburn at Colorado State University on a river restoration project. We hit the jackpot and were present for the highest flow on record. And if you don’t know, that is a big thing!!!

This first video is of me crossing the river at a bifurcation, or where the river is split in two, so I’m not feeling the full effects of the river’s wrath. A fortuitously place log helped aid me across unscathed.



This second video is of Sara crossing at one of our survey sections. She is taking the full brunt of the forced head on. I was not able to cross hear and Sara had to turn around as well. This was our first attempt to cross. The previous and  successful attempt is the first video.




I hope you enjoyed watching these two videos as much as I did when I was out there. Rocky Mountain National Park is a very special place and I thoroughly enjoyed every moment I spent there.

Thank you, and have a wonderful day!


One Response to Videos: Colorado River High Water River Crossing

  1. Laurel

    Awesome videos! I am definitely missing the beautiful flowing water coming out of Rocky Mountain National Park that has cooled me for so many summers past.

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