got a long one here-
those pics of wolf creek and nf snake are sick! those would probably both go id imagine. Did anyone look at Middle East Inlet? holy crap.
what kebler pass area drainages are you looking at?
Upper Ruby Fork from Lake Irwin to Horse Ranch Park contains one small but really in your face gorge that is V+-VI a lot of the time due to lack of eddies, lots of wood, and a high potential for carnage. I dont think Snowshoe Canyon has enough flow, but there is one run ive been looking at for a while: Coal Creek. It comes in to NF Gunny right at Crystal Meadows C.G. Muddy Creek has a small but geologically active gorge about two miles up from Paonia Res that could be run with high flow. Theres potential on the West Fork too. Hubbard, Terror, and LeRoux all go; im pretty sure Tom Chamberlin is the guy to talk to for those runs. What else are you looking at in the area?
i bought a map a while ago and went crazy on some research on some runs in the South South Central mtns. This is what i came up with.
Rio Blanco- good flow, wood may be issue.
Upper- Summit Creek area to either Blanco R. Rd OR Trail 573....207 fpm gradient
Lower- 657 Rd to Blanco River C.G.- 124 fpm
Rito Blanco- 735 Rd to either A) Nipple Mtn Rd or B) Blanco Basin Road- 254 fpm.
Navajor River Area--
Little Navajo River- Leche Creek Tr to US 84- 296 fpm
Navajo River- Augustora Creek to Fall Creek. This section has one falls of some significance called "Bridal Veil Falls"- i came up with a gradient of 825 fpm for this section but i could be wrong. Access would be a bitch on this one. The Tierra Amarilla land grant is one the east bank, and although its forest service land on the west bank, the only access road into this valley is gated. Getting to this would require a hike in, and either a boat out or a hike out through potentially illegal land.
East Fork Navajo River- "Vampire Valley" holds at least two sizable falls. This would be a hike in. 533 fpm.
Conejos River Area-
Adams Fork- Haskell Rincon to 245 Rd- flow may be an issue. 215 fpm
Middle Fork- One falls of medium size. No other info.
El Rito Azul- Small park at 10,800 behind the mountain to 3 forks- this looks like a promising box canyon. 509 fpm. The geology and topography would support it and theres potentially enough flow. This run is right at the same elevation as Treasure Canyon.
Saddle Creek- anywhere that has flows works to put in, down to the Conejos. 609 fpm.
Soth Fork- To the Conejos. Looks good. 224 fpm with a large drainage basin.
Elk Creek- Someone mentioned this i think. Theres two interesting sections, an Upper from 2nd Meadows to 1st Meadows, and the Lower from 1st Meadows to Elk Creek TH. Upper is 166 fpm, Lower is 267 fpm. This would take a rugged hike in.
other runs in the area....
Archuleta Creek- someone mentioned this before, i think it could go.
Rio Chama- Above the corral there is a small but promising looking canyon from the Forks (E and W coming together) to the corral put in for the lower run. 171 fpm.
Rio De Los Pinos- From Trujilo Meadows to CO 17. Small. 228 fpm.
Alamosa River- Most of this run would be fun if it werent for Summitville. If you down with that sort of thing, then the 'Mosa has a few good runs on it. The Wightman Fork would too if it didnt come out of the Super-fun site.
Beaver Creek- someone mentioned this too- From the res to the RIo G looks good, and from Upper Meadows to Little Beaver Creek looks like a short but intense gorge. Upper is 351 fpm, Lower is 210 fpm.
Quartz Creek on the E Fork of the San Juan- from Quartz Creek TH to the E Fork looks good. 252 fpm.
Park Creek, Pass Creek, Goose Creek, Alder Creek, and West Fork of Pinos Creek all still interest me in that area. I am going to look for pics or info on any of these today, so if i find out i will post.