Originally Posted by Browntown
Has anyone paddled Elevenmile recently? I remember paddling it below 200 when I was a beginner paddler (not the V drops), but now that I am better, I am interested in the whole run. Anyone have any additional beta.
Flows are around 290, and hopefully will hold until Wednesday.
Anyone in for a wednesday run?
2 coming down from Boulder.
11 mile is back on the rise (381 now). Personally, I think the drive is justifiable from the denver area, considering it's only an hour longer drive than to waterton, you have a longer run, and don't have to carry your boat. Also, this doesn't run very often...Ark will have water all summer, hard to say if this will or not (Dan probably knows better than I do).
There is one portage around a tree in easy flatwater, very visible from the road. Big eddy on left makes it easy. Both V's were clean, but there was quite a bit of wood around, so it's possible new wood will come in from above as the flow increases, etc. Just make sure to watch for logs on the drive up. I don't think 11 mile has seen this much water since the hayman fire.
If you've never run the top V and plan on it, just beware that the lower half of the top V is much more dangerous than the top. Two massive boulders are undercut on left (see the ski jump move...boulder to the left is undercut, and another one further down), and there are several sieves on the right, including the entrance slot. The undercuts might not be visible at this level, so just wanted you to know they are there. There was also one log blocking a channel towards the end.