The creeks coming off of the South side of Grand Mesa are beginning to crank, but have been up and down due to alternating hot and cold weather. Hubbard is fun when it's cranking and only has one death rapid to watch out for. Terror is one long death rapid when it's high and I wouldn't recommend it. It has lots of barbed wire, wood and pin-fest rapids and very few if any eddies.
Leroux is the creek to hit. When we first did it we were amazed at how little wood was in it, and it was a good thing too. When it's high the good section is non-stop, eddyless, class IV and V for about 4 miles. There used to be only three logs to worry about. That all changed a few years ago when an upstream dam broke and flooded a side channel. That dumped a whole bunch of wood into the run. Last time we checked it out it was totally infested with wood. I haven't seen it this year, but I am hoping that when the mesa really warms up the wood will get blown out by the massive flood that is predicted to hit there soon.
Those creeks are probably all running now, but I think it might be smart to let them flood a bit before we jump on them?
It is supposed to cool off again this weekend which may shut them down again. There is a ton of snow on Grand Mesa waiting to go. We have some time.
Be sure to be stealthy when doing these runs, specially Leroux. Lots of private property and access issues.