Thursday, May 12, 2011
Yampa River, Downtown Steamboat Springs
Photo by John F. Russell
Water rolls over Charlie’s Hole on the Yampa River in front of Bud Werner Memorial Library. The hole is a popular spot for local kayakers this time of year, and has become a draw for swimmers and people who enjoy being around water in summer.
Boardman River, downtown Traverse City
Doesn't look like a blue ribbon trout stream to me.
The Steamboat library sits at the edge of downtown and patrons enjoy watching the kayakers and fly anglers as they read. And this one river with its quasi-whitewater park brings $7.2 million to the Steamboat Springs economy each year.
In Traverse City we do a decent job of hiding the Boardman River in concrete and parking lots.
The Boardman deserves better.