Originally Posted by doublet
@WyoPadlr1 - What do you consider to be an ideal flow to run both the Upper & Lower stretches? I really wanna get up there this season but the drive would be more worth it if I could get on both sections.
I'm sure someone out there will disagree with this, but what the heck: Ideally, IF you're feeling burly, you can show up and stomp the upper on a Saturday at 175-200 and rising, but I personally haven't ever attempted the upper over 225 and have always found it plenty exciting. If it's rising, it can rise really fast, so that on a Sunday the lower can easily be in the 350-500 range, which is plenty there, too. Once it goes over 500, even the lower part of the upper run is outta my comfort zone, and the lower is just a rocket ride of fun, all the way up to the point where the Sinks overflow is running. At that point, it is all just a blur and I have given up just below the drop at the campground bridge a couple of times at that flow. Missing the takeout at those flows has dire consequences.......
Typically, for me, the upper is good at 150-175 because it gives me the time to think, but 200 is pretty smooth, too. It doesn't take much up there for things to get out of control. If it stays warm in the Lander area, it could be huge by the weekend. Hope this helps.
: I am hosed for this weekend, too; have family coming to town that wants to do Jellystone, unfortunately. Two weeks from now, the Bear in Grace, ID is going to run again, and I haven't had the chance to do it yet this year since I was on the Grand Canyon for both earlier releases, so will most likely go there to show support for the releases more than anything. After that, the Honeymoon may be the target. Or, if the Popo is still good, will give 'er then.