Although I believe it is a bit early to make plans for Boulder Creek, when/if Barker spills I'll be hitting the lower canyon at least a few times per week after work. I don't care much for the Boulder 'play park', and would prefer to drive elsewhere for play at pretty much any flow. I do live pretty close to you though, so give me a holla if you ever want to boat. Clear Creek should start flowing long before Boulder Creek, and I feel all the class IV's on Clear are easier than the Elephant Buttresses...at relevant flows. Might be a good place to start before going up Boulder Canyon. I also work from home, and can usually flex my schedule a bit to go boat.