Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-03-2010   #1
Randaddy's Avatar
Eastern Slope, Colorado
Paddling Since: 1980
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 2,405
San Miguel and the Dolores

We're still hoping to run from Slickrock to the Dewey Bridge in one boat from May 30-June 6 (7 river days). Based on the current McPhee release forecast (the new forecast is coming in a week or so) There will be 7-10 days of releases between May 7 and "early June." If they release on May 27-28 I think we're good to get to the San Miguel's inflow to continue with water to the Colorado. We definitely don't want to get stuck out there with no water...

I'm having a hard time figuring out when and how big the San Miguel flows. Will there be water for early June? I assume there will be, but I don't know a thing about the San Miguel.

Also, if the Dolores doesn't run, where could we launch on the San Miguel for a week-long trip to the Dolores to the Colorado? There's gotta be good flow the first week of June, right? Come to think of it, that might be a better trip...

Thanks in advance for any knowledge.

Randaddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2010   #2
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 166
The muguel is pretty reliable as a runoff river if the snow is there.

I would put in just east of norwood, down the hill.

The norwood and ledges sections are good to go, but in reality, I have no idea if the river is free of manmade obstructions between ledges and the confluence.

Much of it is roadside and looks class 1-2; there is some increase in action I remember just before the confluence when it is high.

Pretty mellow after the confluence until you get near utah.

festivus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2010   #3
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 166
miguel that is
festivus 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
Death On the San Miguel? mountainfish Whitewater Kayaking 10 06-08-2008 09:08 AM
San Miguel Monday twmartin Whitewater Kayaking 1 06-06-2008 02:56 PM
Log in San Miguel kb52 River Access & Safety Alerts! 0 06-03-2008 04:35 PM
San Miguel as an overnighter? Dave Frank Whitewater Kayaking 1 04-17-2008 03:29 PM
San Miguel gcm Whitewater Kayaking 2 02-13-2006 09:04 AM

» Classified Ads
NRS Whitewater Kayak...

posted by sunsurfsnow

Brand new, still has tag. Price is $20 less than retail and...

Dagger Mamba Creeker 8.1

posted by rjskibum

2014-Dagger Mamba Creeker 8.1 Purchased July 2014 from...

Jackson SuperStar

posted by bodhizafa

Jackson Superstar kayak, black color. In ok condition. ...

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 10:55 AM.

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