Originally Posted by BenVarick
Ran it today at 114 CFS, too low still.There are still a whole bunch of ice bridges, and the banks (especially river right) through numbers are completely undercut ice. Mostly scraping over rocks, pulling with hands. Not worth it.
I wish there was 114 cfs in there. It's currently running 75 cfs. 70 at the Granite gauge Detail Graph
and 5 cfs coming out of Clear Creek Detail Graph
Pretty low, even by ELF standards, but there are sections that go. I have not got a visual on the #7 area and there is a good chance it still has ice bridges, but everything else that was blocking the channel appeared to be gone yesterday. Certainly need to pick and choose what you do.
The 3 suggestions I would provide for anyone wanting a quick low water fix are:
hike over the hill from the Numbers access road directly to #1 and run down to #5.5
put in just above #4 and run down to Miner's Camp (make sure and visually scout the #7 area from the road)
put in at Railroad Bridge and run down to the Grassy Knoll
I can't promise you won't find an ice bridge somewhere in these stretches, but the water is shallow and slow and leaves plenty of time to eddy hop and get out if necessary.