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July 3, 2013
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On the Hill: Tubing on the Colorado River

On the Hill Summer, brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute, brings you a video report about a different High Country adventure every weekday.

Today's activity: Whitewater tubing on the Colorado River.

Conditions: With temps reaching 95 degrees in Glenwood Springs on Monday, July 1, the Colorado River in Glenwood Canyon was the scene of much activity, from whitewater rafting to kayaking to tubing to just plain swimming in the mellow areas. The water temperature was 65 degrees and the river below the Shoshone rapids section was running at about 1,430 cfs, perfect conditions for tubing. Sunscreen was an absolute must, though, or better yet a hat.

Today's weather: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 5pm. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds. Partly sunny, with a high near 64. North northwest wind around 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. — National Weather Service

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