Originally Posted by dq
Yeah, right around 7,000 cfs.....mmmm.
Originally Posted by &d
tracks in the black go from gunnison, under blue mesa/the rest of the aspinall unit (where i am guessing those pictures were taken) to cimmaron where the train left the gorge, check out the old monument there on the next trip by.
To answer some questions, this was taken in mid-June of 1944 at a point in the Black Canyon some five miles below today's Fluff Muff, and about the same mileage upstream from todays Morrow Pt Dam.
Andy was dead on, except the tracks never went down through the WHOLE Aspinall Unit, just Blue Mesa and Morrow Point. The train then exited the gorge via the Lower Cim gorge, and that roadway is the old train grade.
My dad is a big time railroad buff, and he got a movie a couple of years ago called "Gunnison" that had a bunch of shots of the railroad from the 40's and 50's around the valley. Some really fantastic shots of the Gunnison channel that is now under Blue Mesa Res, nothing too gnar, but looked fun. The Black Canyon stretch from Sapinero to Cimarron looked to be really similar to Glenwood or Gore Canyons, with big boulder gardens in a pool drop format. Theres some good footage in that movie. Ill post more pics later.....