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Shifting Currents - Part Four

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Visitors and locals play and cool off in a stretch of the Yampa River at Dr. Rich Weiss Park. Photo by Tyler Arroyo

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Local kayak instructor Barry Smith waits for one of his daily groups of students as he shares the river with passing tubers. Photo by Tyler Arroyo

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Two young friends find relief playing in the Yampa near the "C-Hole," where an arrangement of boulders makes a popular play area for kayakers, rafters and swimmers. Photo by Tyler Arroyo

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The Morris family, father, Alan; mother, Karen; daughter, Audrey, 8; and son, Rowan, 4, take a five-day raft trip down the Yampa. Here, they shove off at Echo Park with Steamboat Rock in the background. Photo by Tyler Arroyo

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Pat Gorham fly fishes in the Yampa River west of town on an early morning. Photo by Tyler Arroyo

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John Anorella, wilderness coordinator for the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest's Yampa District Office, turns water on for summer campground use at Bear Lake. Photo by Tyler Arroyo

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Visitors relax and enjoy the Yampa River on a hot summer afternoon. Photo by Tyler Arroyo

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George Donahue, of Oak Creek, tries his luck fishing below the spillway of Bear Lake during the early spring, when melting snow from the Flat Tops fueled high streamflows. Photo by Tyler Arroyo

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Bucking Rainbow Outfitters/Blue Sky West raft guide Pete Scully leads clients down the Yampa. The local rafting company predicted a good summer for boat trips because of exceptional snowfall during the winter of 2005-06. Photo by Tyler Arroyo

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Steamboat Springs Middle School sixth-graders, from left, Natalie Pearl, 12, and Molly Dierdorff, 12, build a sand castle on the beach at Stagecoach State Park. All of the school's sixth-graders visited the reservoir for a day of swimming and boating. Photo by Tyler Arroyo

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Australia's Tanya Faux was the overall female winner in the Paddler Magazine Pro Invitational, which included a timed race on Fish Creek and a freestyle event on the Yampa River. Photo by Tyler Arroyo

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Australia's Tanya Faux was the overall female winner in the Paddler Magazine Pro Invitational, which included a timed race on Fish Creek and a freestyle event on the Yampa River. Photo by Tyler Arroyo

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Australia's Tanya Faux was the overall female winner in the Paddler Magazine Pro Invitational, which included a timed race on Fish Creek and a freestyle event on the Yampa River. Photo by Tyler Arroyo

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