User Conflict

User Conflict

A user conflict at Poudre Falls. Poudre Canyon, Colorado
Mountain Jim
on Dec 31, 2007 11:06 am
Image Type(s): Ice Climbing,  Humor
Image ID: 369301


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Tomas Kristofory

Tomas Kristofory - Jan 9, 2008 12:53 pm - Voted 10/10


It is all about economic scarcity - how to choose between use scarce resources. But here I suppose both would end in a freezy bath - if it was a real conflict ;)

Mountain Jim

Mountain Jim - Jan 9, 2008 5:15 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Scarcity

The picture was set up for a funny Christmas Card shot by a friend who runs a river rafting/ kayaking business. The kayaker & I both stayed dry.
Peace, Jim


mvs - Jan 28, 2008 8:06 am - Voted 10/10


That is pretty hilarious!

Mountain Jim

Mountain Jim - Jan 29, 2008 9:30 am - Hasn't voted

Re: awesome

Thanks ... we had many laughs when we were taking the picture.
Peace, Jim


lcarreau - Jan 30, 2008 11:40 pm - Voted 10/10

Thanks, Jim ...

You probably wouldn't be surprised to
learn of all the real-life "user conflicts"
we have in central Arizona. The kayakers
and the jet-skiers for one, and the
hang-gliders and pilots for another.
Can't we all just ... get along???
Funny picture, Jim.
- Larry

Mountain Jim

Mountain Jim - Feb 4, 2008 10:43 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Thanks, Jim ...

Thanks ... glad you liked it.
Peace, Jim


Outdoorgirl_ca - Mar 17, 2008 2:58 am - Voted 10/10

love it!

great photo . . . great sense of humor. :-)

Mountain Jim

Mountain Jim - Mar 24, 2008 8:24 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: love it!

Thanks ... it's fun to find the humor in climbing whenever I can.
Peace, Jim


mtnman455 - Jun 2, 2008 7:17 pm - Voted 10/10


Freaking hilarious. Also funny because the Poudre has had its share of climber/rafter feuds most recently about access to the Palace sport climbing area during high water.

Mountain Jim

Mountain Jim - Jun 3, 2008 12:13 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Awesome

Thanks ... I haven't done any climbing in Poudre Canyon for quite awhile, so wasn't aware of the current conflicts.
Peace, Jim


mtnman455 - Jun 5, 2008 4:32 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Awesome

Yeah, a few years ago some climbers set up a tyrolean over the river to access the new sport development at the Palace (quarter mile up stream from the tunnel). It was a good 15-20 ft. over the river but the rafters cut it down. I haven't seen another tyrolean set up again.


skyward22 - Oct 18, 2008 11:08 pm - Hasn't voted

so great

gotta love the overextended swing of the axe in preparation to collide with the kayaker's face. too funny!


asaking11 - Jul 29, 2009 12:26 pm - Voted 10/10


This is great, I want to get Christmas cards from Jim.


gfaulkner - Nov 11, 2009 2:14 pm - Voted 10/10

Great Photo!

Made me laugh really hard :-)
Thanks for sharing

[X] Bird

[X] Bird - Dec 7, 2010 8:21 am - Voted 10/10

Nice one!

Especially love the title!


ClassFour - Aug 9, 2011 1:57 pm - Hasn't voted

On the edge of disaster...

Great fast shutter speed. I love how the water just looks like it's frozen. :) See if you can get that same shot in June. It would have an agreeable symmetry to it. :) Most Ice Kayaking accidents involve taking out an Ice Climber on the way down. The rest involve not sticking the landing. :) Ok, I'm done.


neghafi - Jan 21, 2013 4:47 pm - Hasn't voted


Very nice shot! I'm sure National Geography likes it.

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