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Old 02-15-2006   #1
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Can I go creeking for spring break in mid march in

Northern New Mexico or Southern Colorado? I go to school in Tennessee, and was looking to go out west for my spring break instead of running the Green every day and praying for rain. Is there enough snowpack around there, and will, say, the Taos box be running then?

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Old 02-15-2006   #2
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I wouldn't count on it. The snowpack in NM and Southern CO is really low right now and the melt usually doesn't start until april. It might be going around the time you are talking about but would a long way to come and get shut down.

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Old 02-15-2006   #3
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Things are looking grim down south. I have a friend from Taos who bought an A-basin season pass this year, she would rather drive 5+ hours than ski at the area 15 minutes from her house, that is how bad it is...
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Old 02-15-2006   #4
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Taos: 100% Snow(board) free

Serves em well
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Old 02-15-2006   #5
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May be too far for the SE paddle people but they are starting to release out of Cascade into the NF Payette. Should be 1000 by this weekend. A few years ago there was over 2000 in March and that snowpack was smaller than this year. There are other things that could be going at that time as well. ie- SF Clearwater
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Old 02-15-2006   #6
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Yo whats up ID surfer,

how was the fall in Idaho? hopefully you didn't join the swin team again. thanks for showing me the lines on the NF in august, that is one good stretch of river.

was thinking about heading to Idaho again this spring in May. Any recomendations? was thinking of the south fork of the salmon and the McCall area, how's the snowpack this year.

Northern CO is going off this year and it promises to be a great season, you should rally the crew for a trip to CO and I'd glady return the favor showing you guys the goods.

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Old 02-15-2006   #7
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36th street wave

Check out 36th street wave in Boise. Running for the first time in seven years right now.
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Old 02-16-2006   #8
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Hey there Force,

Thanks for reminding me of my flail in Screamin'. That sure tuckerd me out! I guess even when you paddle somthing everyday you still need to pay attention to what your doing. Fall was great. RIver ran for a long time. Snowpack is nice a big this year. It will be true ID big water for quite a while. Everything will be going nice a large in May. You can't go wrong with the SF Salmon area. You could spend a week in that area easy. It is a must. As Smokey mentioned the 36th street wave is in right now. Should be for a while as they are moving water around. Sounds like most areas are going to be stoked this year.
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Old 02-17-2006   #9
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There's generally not much going on in the mountain states during March, sometimes even when there is good snowpack down south. Thats usually been a dilema for students in colorado. I've typically done road trips either out east towards you or west to california to get good water for spring break. I've had excellent experiences in northern cali during march and if you're looking for something different from appalachia, then that is probably your best bet. The coastal ranges get lots of rain and the low lying mountains tend to melt off early, so you can have high water on the big rivers and reasonable flows on creeks. Plus you have surf kayaking and redwood forests. You would need to fly as it would be about 2500 miles one way for you.
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Old 02-17-2006   #10
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Thanks Y'all. sounds like I just need to save gas money for this may.

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