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Old 07-09-2012   #11
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Nice video.

I took the kids rafting on the Poudre Saturday morning and they called the silty mud "black playdough". It didn't stop them from playing in the water or having a mud fight - sure not the easiest mud to rinse out of gear.

The dark water makes rafting a bit more exciting with all the "no seeum" rocks that are barely covered.

Have fun while it's running.

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A good gauge for recovery would be the Haymen burn area and So.Platte below it.It was running charcoal gray for a while but fishing seems to have recovered and undergrowth in the burn area is coming in slowly but surely. The forrest will take decades to fully recover but it is nice to see what has already started. I guess the river may have been stocked and has reservoirs above but the CLP has Chambers lake, the fish hatchery, and lakes on the N.Fork. Were they effected by the fire or above it.?
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Some of the healthier areas where the Hewlett Gulch fire just took the underbrush are already growing grass. In the areas where it had been repressed too long that burned through the canopy like near the mouth of Stove Prairie, the soil will be sterilized and it may take 20 years for much to re-grow as it did in the Black Tiger Fire on Sugarlaof outside of Boulder.

Mudslides may form new rapids. There was one blowout near Killer bridge that made it half way across the river about a foot deep. No affect on the rapid below, but it was a bigger event just like it that must have formed the rapid originally.

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Some rocks have filled in the right side of sports car in the corner. Didn't seem like it was a big deal but it was noticeable.
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Maybe whiteline will rise from the ashes like a pheonix and return to its former glory

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