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Old 08-02-2009   #1
Jackson, Wyoming
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minimal middle fork flows

Wondering what the lowest flow any rafters have launched boundry creek and how it was? Have a early Sept. permit and interested in what other boaters think the reasonable cut off flow would be?

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Old 08-02-2009   #2
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Have run it late August during a big fire year, 2006. Due to fire we had to fly into Indian Creek. Totally different river at that time of year. You can swim in it!

Don't remember the level. There were still quite a few commercials running it. You might check with them.

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Old 08-02-2009   #3
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I've done it a few times in September, and will be putting-on Sept. 12th this year. We always fly in to Indian Creek. Our flows have been 1.5 - 1.8 ft. give or take. The river requires pretty much constant attention at these flows to keep from getting stuck. The best advice is to run your tubes soft. I thought it was nuts at first, but it really helps. You "slime" your way over the rocks. Most folks who go from Boundary Creek seem to go very light. Backpacker style with the minimum required items (groover, firepan, etc.) until they reach Indian Creek. They arrange to have the rest of their gear flown in at that point.
Good luck & have fun.
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Old 08-02-2009   #4
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We did it self-supported from Boundary at 1.6'. While I wouldn't have wanted to have run my raft down it there were a few rafts and even two dorries that did. You could hear them coming (bang, bang, bang) long before you could see them!
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