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Old 03-10-2009   #11
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Originally Posted by ritatheraft View Post
Thanks to whomever gave up their 4/20 San Juan permit. After almost getting over the rejection of all ten of our permit party's app for a 4/18 launch I called on a whim while pumping gas this morning. "Oh... no nothing for April... wait, the 20th? How many people, I can give you 15?"

WHOOO HOOO!! Today was a good day.
Nice! I got nixed... again. Have huge fun!

Uh, I'm just gonna go find a cash machine.
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Old 03-10-2009   #12
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Very cool pics. How often do drops like that occur in that type of geology? I can't think of seeing anything like that before.

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Old 03-10-2009   #13
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tom - isn't this falls formed the same way as pearce ferry rapid? the river is now off it's normal course, so it was the backing up of the reservoir, and subsequent draining that caused it to take a new, non-natural course?
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Old 03-11-2009   #14
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Yes, that is why drops like that aren't suppose to occur in that kind of strata
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Old 03-11-2009   #15
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Yes, that is correct, except the rock at Fatt Falls is much stronger than the rock at Pearce Ferry. The Iceberg Canyon (Devil's Cove) nick point in Lake Mead will be the one to watch.

You can google info on the San Juan 1911 flood, and yes, that's also when the Animas flooded.

There are a number of links you will find, like this one:

Summary of Floods and Droughts in the Southwestern States

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Old 05-13-2009   #16
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i know someone who has run it!
that was in the eighties i believe, has it changed since then?
i seem to remember snibits of a story...

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