Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-12-2014   #11
Owner: Class 5 Carvings
Paul the Kayaker's Avatar
The Fort, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2000
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 498
I call that 2.6 ft rock now... third Paul and Kevin's feelings on kids....

P the K
Paul the Kayaker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2014   #12
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 748
I agree. I wake up at 5am every morning now and live most of my life in a sleep deprived haze - so I probably shouldn't be trusted on matters of importance like this.

The good news is that the only rock that is more reliable than 3 foot rock is 4 foot rock. When water starts pouring over 4 foot rock we'll know for sure. Or we won't.

The better news is we're definitely going to see water pouring over 4 foot rock, and most of the other rocks as well:

Colorado SNOTEL JOE WRIGHT (551) (05J37S ) (PST) Daily series for wateryear=2014

BrianK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2014   #13
Ft Collins, Colorado
Paddling Since: 1977
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 160
Originally Posted by BrianK View Post
This might sound crazy, but I think the area around the Pineview Gauge might have been carved out by the flood and the gauge may be reading low. Was up there today, and the rock was reading 2.6, but for a few reasons I think it might have been higher.

There is a rock on bridges that raft guides call 3' foot rock. As the name suggests, water used to just barely pour over that rock at 3' Today water was easily pouring over that rock, like it would if it was 3.1' or 3.2' in the past. That rock used to be well out of the water at 2.6'.

The cfs gauge at canyon mouth has been reading really high all year. It was 1200 cfs today, normally when that gauge is over 1k the river is at 3' feet at least, regardless of diversions, etc.

Finally, it felt a little juicy today for 2.6'. I initially chalked it up to me not having been on anything with any water all season, but it definitely seemed higher than 2.6'.

Has anyone else noticed this or am I losing my mind.
I think it could be opposite with the silting up of the channel. Rocks all around the river are more buried by the silt than before, meaning the water flows over them at lower flows. The big rocks don't appear to have budged an inch. But what do I know...
Marty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2014   #14
Ft Collins, Colorado
Paddling Since: 1977
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 160
Originally Posted by bobbuilds View Post
I am in agreement here. Narrows were feeling stout this past week, and we did stevens down last night in an hour and a half. pretty fast for 2.6

all new wave train above tunnel felt huge and awesome.

Its just one more thing making me look like a pussy, now i cant even run lower at 2.5 (just yet)....

But, yes, all in all I think there might be a slight shift in how it reads.
You pick 2 cases where things have changed the most.

Entry into Lower Gnarrows is way more funky... faster now the bulk over the water plows over the mank pile.

Section above tunnel is in a much narrower channel with the debris right there.

But don't let that fool you...

Marty is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Topic Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
sedimentation at Pineview gauge? Dave Frank Whitewater Kayaking 5 09-30-2013 08:30 PM
What is the Poudre running on the Pineview visual gauge? dooleyoc-1 Whitewater Kayaking 3 07-31-2006 06:25 PM
Pineview rock gauge on the Poudre River mandyk Whitewater Kayaking 7 09-15-2005 11:37 AM
lost paddle on Pineview Falls redbeard Lost & Found 0 08-02-2004 12:48 PM
Lost Paddle at Pineview/Bridges mlaurel Lost & Found 0 06-29-2004 03:39 PM

» Classified Ads
Jackson 2014 Rockstar...

posted by Scardenas95

2016 Dagger Axiom 9.0 (LG)

posted by atom

2016 Dagger Axiom 9.0 Used a handful of times. Great...

Pyranha S6F

posted by CFriday

2008 Pyranha S6F. Stopped paddling in 2008, been stored in...

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:20 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.