Will, thanks for the trip report. I have run West Fork once last year (low water) down to Z gorge before we ran out of light. I was hoping you could give some beta on Z, Gunbarrel, and Powerline??
Aso, what level did you just run it at and which West Guage is the right one (06715000 CLEAR CREEK ABV WEST FORK CLEAR CREEK NR EMPIRE CO or 06716100 WEST FORK CLEAR CREEK ABV MOUTH NR EMPIRE, CO )?
Details: In Z gorge there looks like most of the water flows directly into a pin rock right blow the rock outcropping scout point. Is this move as hard as it looks or can you drive left with some margin of comfort?
The stainer you mention on Gunbarrel at the crux move, do you have time to grab an eddy above or do you need to portage much earlier?
Thanks and I agree this is an awesome creek!