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Old 03-02-2006   #11
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I may get struck down hard for this, but I kind of like the atmosphere that the black canyon has now. When rivers start scheduling recreational releases, people tend to be drawn to them when they otherwise would have never noticed. It’s a unique feeling to be down in that deep crevice with just you and your partners and maybe a couple of climbers. It’s a feeling of solitude that is almost unmatched anywhere else with the busy world just 2000 feet above and yet so far away. I'm not saying I wouldn't appreciate regular flows, but I would hate to get to the putin and see a Red Bull balloon over the river. The Black Canyon if a very special place. Maybe if it is a regular 750 over a long period of time so people aren't concentrated all in one or two weekends.

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Old 03-02-2006   #12
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come on are you kiddin, have you done that portage! I don't think the Black Canyon will ever be a highly run river even if there are scheduled releases.

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Old 03-02-2006   #13
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I thought the park service wanted to try and restore flows to something resembling normal, ie higher flows in may/june.
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Old 03-02-2006   #14
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About 12 times. The first time I did it the park service told us we were probably the only ones to do it that year. The last time I did it there were 3 other parties on the river the same day. It has some of the highest quality white water in the state, I wouldn't be surprised if it could became popular. The portage is a 45 min jont you girly man just messin
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....18 footer is portagable on the river right...about 15 feet before the doomy river right side....a boat wide crack offers a way into the "jurassic park portage".....very strenuous and sketchy.....bouldering inside the cave-sieve system with a potential fall of about 15+ feet...and a bigger fall at the exit pop out right at the start of the regular river viewing section(portage)..... took me about an 440 cfs...6 mile hike to the put-in right now.....whose going in? shit is packed....
.......JUNIOR RANGER 420.....a popular run with overcrowding?......never bros......asking for rec flows?......why? is not a recreational run...unless you are multisporting.......then you get to do other stuff besides sketch-out.......

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