If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! As you drive along highway 50 between Canon City and Salida you will see several places pull off the road. You will, in a few of these places, find a rest stop with restroom facilities.
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Yesterday I took a trip to do some river fishing looking for some browns. Started up by a camping area called salt lick and kept going downstream until I ended up at spike buck. Slow fishing at first. Tried everything I had, changed line, tried top, bottom, no luck. Then had one on a tiny worm. After two hours and only two fish I was about to toss my gear in the trunk and call it a day.
Salt lick to spike buck
Like Browns Canyon, the rapids are separated by calm pools, which allow boaters time to recover between rapids. However, if the water is higher, waves and rapids can be even larger than in Browns Canyon. Highway 50 parallels the river throughout this section. The Parkdale section provides the perfect warm-up if you plan to continue downstream into the challenging class IV-V rapids of the Royal Gorge.
Hodges was with two of his three children and his wife in a commercial raft when the boat flipped in a rapid. All but one of the passengers got out of the water right away on their own or with the help of safety kayakers accompanying the trip, according to Brocious. Hodges had disappeared underwater for a bit and when he came out, a kayaker got him to the river bank, but rescuers could not revive him, Brocious said. The commercial rafting group included a girls softball team from Oklahoma and their families taking a break from a tournament in Colorado Springs, Brocious said.