Dino high water
I remember in '83 doing a scout trip down high water Lodore. I don't remember how high. It was post-dam record high water at the time. Harp Falls was a huge fun wave train., Disaster was a sneak on the left, Hells was of the same move as usual,except that there were big laterals pushing out into bigger stuff in the middle. We did The Gates to to Split Mountain as a day trip. The Yampa at big water was manageable. Just had to watch out for dead cows and huge, full-canopy cottonwoods coming down the river, half submerged, and occasionally surging up and spinning like a movie kraken. Warm Springs was fun. The laterals were big and pushed hard into the hole, which was huge. Had to hang out a little in the wave train then punch hard for the point. I remember being a little wigged out at having to make the run in a gear-laden bucket boat (they all were) with skinny hypothermic high school kids as paddlers. The '83 or 84 high water nicked a little of the point away in Warm Springs, making the run easier, at least for a while. Split was big rollers. The water was over the top of the big house rock in the eddy at Moonshine.