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Old 05-12-2006   #1
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Slaughter house ?

I was thinking of runing sloughter house but don't know much about it. I need the low down, put in take out, pool drop or continues, what flow for first time.Any other good enfo would be nice.What could it be compared to. How would it compare Gore, Escalante, buzzerd, Numbers.

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Old 05-12-2006   #2
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Slaughterhouse is solid technical Class IV that is primarily continuous. For some reason the actual names of the put-in and take-out aren't coming to mind. Where's my river log when I need it? It's an awesome run that I recommend.

Anyway, check this link, it's pretty accurate:

It is more difficult and technical than Numbers. The Rio Grande trail parallels most of this section of river. Scout Slaughterhouse Falls, you'll see the line toward river left. It's actually not a long walk from the put-in along the trail to Slaughterhouse. I've run this section between 750 and 900 and I think that's a good level for a first run. The lower the water the better chance you can get pinned though. I broached and was fortunate my head wasn't underwater when my boat got stuck. My partner was able to get out of his boat, swim over, and pull me and my boat off the rocks. Could've been bad so be careful.

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I was thinking of running it today, but nobody was up for it. I'm definitely going tomorrow sometime between 11-12.

It's not too bad. There are a few technical sections, but the worst of it is in the first mile. After Slaughterhouse falls (half mile down) there's a bunch of potential pins that are easy to avoid. Right now it wont be bad at all, although the water hasnt come up to prime levels yet.
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Old 05-13-2006   #4
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The name of the put-in is Stein Park off of Cemetary Lane. The take-out is Jaffee Park (sometimes referred to as W&J) at the intersection of McClain Flats Road and Upper River Road.
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I ran it yesterday. Still pretty low, but there's clean lines through everything, and it was still a lot of fun. Hawaii 5-0 is shallow (like always) but definitely way fun.
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