If there are any class IV+ boaters with good rolls and proper creeking gear who would like a guide for a first time down Black Rock tonight I'd be happy to show you down.
My buddy, Kent, and I showed the COUNT down for his first time at the end of the season 3 or 4 years ago. I know that Derk was really into showing people the ways of the sport so it was kind of cool to be a part of showing him something. I'm sure that he paid it back by showing plenty of people down Black Rock in the years that followed that first time with us.
Anyways, it is at a friendly first time level, a bit bony at 300 cfs and it isn't going to last much longer and thinking of Derk made me want to offer help with this run:
USGS Real-Time Water Data for USGS 06719505 CLEAR CREEK AT GOLDEN, CO
Most of the lines are similar to what they are when it is meaty so it would be a good experience for the class IV+ boater who wants to get ready for it next season.
The in-between stuff is "easy" but bony, the named rapids are "forgiving" but still technical. If you swim it isn't the end of the world but it is still IV+ and dangerous. You should have a bomber roll if you are wanting to run this kind of stuff. Please know your limits.
I'm meeting Roy at the green bridge at 5:30. Let me know if you want to come.