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Old 06-24-2006   #1
Join Date: Feb 2006
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Is 1.6 on Vallecito still a fun enough level to warrant

a four hour drive from crested butte for a guy in from North Carolina? I have a friend who wants to go, but I ran it at 2 feet, and it seemed like a whole lot lower wouldn't be that fun, but I'm curious to see how low people run it.

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Old 06-24-2006   #2
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I hiked up the creek on thursday (134 CFS). The second drop is blocked by a boulder on the right. I think it would be a little too low.

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Old 06-24-2006   #3
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Way to Low to run

Most people do not run it now under 1.9. Even at that flow most paddlers portage no way out and fuzzy bunny. Sorry bottom has fallen out... Maybe this fall??????
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Old 06-26-2006   #4
Durango, Colorado
Join Date: Apr 2006
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I think since the gauge has been "modified", a cfs reading is more accurate and consistant among paddlers.

I've run Vallecito as low as about 180 - 200, and while everything goes (Tony from Four Corners Riversports has run it all at that level), No Way Out is probably a must portage since somewhat recent changes in the streambed. It can be portaged by "beaching" your boat in a small eddy on the left, climbing over the boulders, and dropping into the pool immediatetly after the last drop on No Way Out.

Best to scout out the eddy, as it is small, and the consequenes for missing that eddy could be dire.
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Old 06-29-2006   #5
Join Date: Jun 2006
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Anyone have the story on the Neon Green Pyranha M:3 left in the log jam? Rumors at the campground say it was left during an attempt last week.
The kayak, along with a paddle (belongs to BH) were left with the campground host. Also found elbow pad, and cut out two partial throwbag ropes.
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Old 06-30-2006   #6
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Swannanoa, North Carolina
Paddling Since: 1986
Join Date: Jan 2004
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I don't know the story on the neon green boat, but it's been there since May or longer.


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