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Old 03-08-2010   #1
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Arkansas- Too Low?

Is it possible to get down parkdale or the Royal Gorge on the Ark yet? Or is it still just too low? WHo down there is in the Know?
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Parkdale is good to go, I plan on hiking into the Gorge in the next day or two to see if the ice has let up enough.
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Is it possible to get down parkdale or the Royal Gorge on the Ark yet? Or is it still just too low? WHo down there is in the Know?
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On a raft or in a kayak? Parkdale is low, but do-able for a go for a raft. Not sure about the gorge, you will need a visual for that.
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My buddy Rob ran Pinnacle Rock to Parkdale on Saturday and he said it was clear except for some ice edges at Shark's Tooth that he had to maneuver around.
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We ran parkdale on sat and it is good to go for kayaks. Three rocks would be a really tough in a raft but if it was small 12ft or under you might make it through, or you could just put in at saltlick. Spikebuck was boney but doable in a small raft i would think. Sharkstooth still had the left part of an ice bridge that would make it a thin line in a raft but it is disappearing fast. I rode out to the gorge bridge and scouted the Rio from up high and it was clear of ice through the narrows and wallslammer, just some ice on the sides but channels were clear from what I could see from the bridge, looked really cold down there though.

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