Bear creek is still bigger than I want. I would guess its in the 1200 cfs range right now based on the gauge height reported on the bear creek at morrison gauge. I put together the above chart that extrapolates the rating table to higher gauge readings (as did at least one other of my paddling buddies). Take gauge height off of the morrison gauge and read off the cfs on the chart. Each tick on the x axis is 0.1 ft...
I think bear may be in tomorrow, but its hard to say as the decline is very slow right now. I would get on it at the 700-750 levels we had thursday before it went nuclear. Thats about my limit as there were still places at that flow that it was very hard to stop if the shit hit the fan.
I do not know what the wood situation is after the high water. I'd really like to hike the entire creek to check out the wood. If anyone does that please post up NEW wood situations. Many people have noted that bear was in the trees or that there were tree hazards, but I suspect that some of those were already there.
I have been looking at the decline on the evergreen gauge to keep an eye on how fast it is dropping upstream, as well as looking at the gauge height on the online gauge and using my correlation to figure the cfs.
For the brave, there are definitely parts of bear that you could run right now, but damn there are some big ass spots that will beat you down and strip your of your gear in a hurry.