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Old 06-10-2009   #11
durango, Colorado
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wish I could join you boys over there, it was nice seein yall on clear creek... good luck with the flows and have safe travels back home

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Old 06-10-2009   #12
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Alex, couple of Chattanooga guys in the front range for the next few days. We are down for any reasonable big south putin or north saint grain. Running USB tomorrow. Call us if u want to meet up. 9319803072 (girl on voicemail message) or 4238834410
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Old 06-11-2009   #13
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Yo, don't be pansies. Fire the BS from the source. You came to CO to go kayaking and that's the best kayaking in CO, so find a way to fire 'er. The flow is great in there right now. And definitely don't trust Peaches assessment of the situation - we booted him back to the SE for statements like that. Also, Normandy Canyon (USB) is great above 300. NSV is too stinking low below 300, Cheeseman is a long scenic, good scary day above 300.
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Old 06-11-2009   #14
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Never trust a male nurse...

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Old 06-11-2009   #15
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If you are really fired up for big south, you could do it in a long day from the source if you didn't want to do the overnighter. Levels are high (fun) right now, but not rediculously high.

I'd plan for 7-8 hrs on the big south proper if you didn't have anyone in the crew who knew it and you scouted a lot. Not sure how long the upper part from the source would take. I know the run, and took 6 hrs with a crew of 4 when we scouted basically everything due to flow changes and wood concerns. If you were busting ass, you might get in the 5-6 hr range as well.

Saw a truck with NC plates at the take out who was supposedly doing it from the source as an overnighter.

Go run spencer heights and leave a car at big south takeout and book it over to rocky mountain national park that night to get as close the the trail ridge road put in as possible. Put on early (7am) and you should have enough time for the day trip. You could camp out at big south that night, maybe hit some poudre stuff the next day, and run back to rocky mountain the next day to pick up the other car. It will be long but worth it. I wouldn't do it unless you are in good physical condition though. The high altitude and long day can kick your ass, doubly so if you are coming from lower altitude.

There is a hiking trail along the entire run. If the shit hits the fan, bring the headlamps and start hiking to the car.
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Old 06-11-2009   #16
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If you go in from the top, I think you'll find things pretty locked up snowpack wise - we got some snow above 10K feet last night and today... and it's not too bright out there right now. If you do do that way, we have found the best route to the river is descending the obvious avi path off the road a little down from the hairpin bend. Takes only about 20min to reach the river, faster if there's snow most of the way down. If you start from the lake at the source you'll have a few miles of hiking before you'll find enough water to paddle. Also, IMO, trying to run it in a day would be tough as you'd be doing the micro creeking in early morning flows, of which might mean you're walking a few extra miles.

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