Note: the pic is not of me but was taken from here
So my brother took me tubing a few days ago. Not the kind a Louisianian like myself is used to. There were no boats involved just you, a tire tube, and the creek. While maneuvering myself as eloquently as a piece of driftwood, I thought that perhaps this misadventure would make a nice blog post… and then I hit a dip in the rapids and thought of little else.
Here are a few pointers my bro showed me:
“When going down a mini waterfall, lift your legs up.”
I do so with glee lifting it high into the air. Then my tube gets stuck in perpetual limbo at the bottom of the falls. So naturally I need to put me feet down and fix the situation with– KaSplash!
Down I go!
“When in calm waters, steer backwards. I’ts easier.”
Yeah I’m getting the hang of it I think. I’m steering backwards like a pro. I can go this way. I can go that way. I can go–
“Watch out for the rock!”
–KaFlipiddy Flip splash gulp!!!
“Yeah and make sure you are watching behind for rocks.”
Thanks a lot oh wise brother of mine.
So all in all we went down the creek three times. I fell in the freezing, yet surprisingly refreshing water, about ten times. And I had the most fun I have had in ages!
If you have a creek nearby and some gumption, I recommend it. If nothing else, it will be hilarious comic relief for your friends and family.
5 thoughts on “Tubing Down Clear Creek in Golden Colorado”
I had a similar misadventure the first time I ever went tubing. But the creek we were in was extremely long, so about an hour and a half into it I think I finally got the hang of it (at least a little). Better luck next time! 🙂
I can’t wait to try it again! Wish we had some creeks down here.
I really wish we had long creeks in Louisiana. Even the one in Colorado was pretty short.
where should i go to start going down the creek? any suggestions on where to start and where to park?
Across from Lions Park on 10th st in Golden. There should be a good path to follow up there.