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Old 11-25-2011   #21
Denver, Colorado
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Go for it Yeti stay left !.... the first picture looks like it could be fun to f around on with twice or three times the water, avoid the decapitator rock protruding a little too close on the last drop. yeah maybe,looks like a cool area.

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Old 11-25-2011   #22
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Not exactly in the same area, but if you're coming from Colorado via I-70, Joes Valley and Left Fork Huntington are sort of on the way, so check the flows. They usually run later (after the reservoirs start spilling, like in June), but if they should happen to be flowing, they are great.
Emery Water Conservancy District: Cottonwood
Joes Valley Reservoir is pretty full right now actually
Emery Water Conservancy District: Joe's Valley Reservoir
Click on "Reservoir Height", and then "1 year", and you can see its more full than in April 2011 when they started drawing it down to prep for the huge runoff. The 4 reservoirs that feed LFH are more full than in May 2011. Yeah!

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Old 11-25-2011   #23
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Yeah, sick pic! AP photo shot from a Heli. Looks interesting!
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Old 11-25-2011   #24
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Check out for beta. Snow pack will need to get to at least 100% of normal to have boatable flow for any decent length of time. Some years the minimum flow for a permit (140 cfs) is surpassed for only a few weeks. Recent years have been great, I suppose because of changing precipitation patterns due to global warming, so do whatever you can to increase the size of your carbon footprint (I have 3 cars just idling in the driveway). Timpoweap would be cool, be sure they are not sleucing the diversion dam which kicks up the flow by draining a small lake and creates an inescapable channel through the silt which leads you under the sluce gate and into the natural 20 foot wide channel of wall to wall water flowing over kitchen table sized rocks. There are other boulder sieves downstream so be careful. As far as boating the Santa Clara there are no published runs and would require record snow pack. You could boat the Virgin River Gorge (class II-III), but nothing like the Zion Narrows and the class V action Timpoweap.
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Old 11-27-2011   #25
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Don't forget your Bituthane. We had a cracked boat one the manky access creek and had to do a bituthane patch followed by a camfire welding that night when we actually hit the narrows. Would have been an epic without that bitch.

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