When the water is running high on the Popo Agie River in Fremont County, the kayakers turn out.
Duncan Gans and a few friends took advantage of the spring runoff feeding the Middle Fork of the Popo Agie south of Lander a few days ago to get in some recreation on the water.
When rising temperatures melt the snow in the Wind River Mountains, the runoff flows into the Popo Agie, creating ideal conditions for kayaking near Sinks Canyon, as you can see in this video shot by Gans.
While the runoff has created flood levels in past years, as in 2010 and 2017, there appears to be no danger of flooding this year.
Sinks Canyon is named for a geologic feature called “The Sinks,” where the Popo Agie disappears into the side of a canyon wall and reappears one-quarter mile downstream on the other side of the canyon.