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Old 08-09-2007   #1
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Green Mountain Canyon

Has anyone done the Lower Blue at 550 cfs in a oar rig raft? It's a 13 ft. I have heard that there is a very hard put in and you had to scrap or repel your boat in the water. Any info would be great. Thanks.

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Old 08-09-2007   #2
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The lower blue is really boney at 550. I have seen a raft do it at 500, but it did not look like fun for the people in the raft!! If you have the time you would have more fun on Browns!

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Old 08-09-2007   #3
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I have....

In my 16 foot cat. Boney in the canyon for sure, you'll be doing some work on the oars....but the fishing at that level is great. Bring a climbing rope or similar for the put-in. It is the most difficult part of the run for sure, lower it from a belay device or off the ball of your truck. I would not recommend it any lower than this however, as you will be floating through private land that is a definite no trespass zone (no stopping to take a leak, no shoving off rocks, no oars touching the bottom). Have fun !!
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Old 08-09-2007   #4
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Let me add that it is not really worth the trouble if you are looking for whitewater or just a cruise.....strictly a fishing stretch, my take anyway.
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Old 08-09-2007   #5
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Better news on Lower Blue flows tonight

Will and all,
If you're still checking MountainBuzz before you head up tonight, we're bumping up releases. This evening, there should be around 700 cfs or so in the Lower Blue. So, Will, if you guys are still planning on going, maybe the 700 levels would be better.

See my other post for details.
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Old 08-09-2007   #6
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The put-in is a total baitch but if you've never floated that stretch it's worth it once anyway. At 700 cfs it will be much, much better than at 550 cfs.
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Old 08-09-2007   #7
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It's a short run for all the hassle of the putin. Pretty canyon, though.

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