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Old 06-09-2011   #1
silverthorne, Colorado
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Clear Creek of Ark Wood Beta?

Planning on paddling it Friday afternoon. Wanted to check on the Wood situation. Any?


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Old 06-09-2011   #2
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in driving to BV tonight solo and would love to hook up for some laps. Call me


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Old 06-09-2011   #3
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Pretty clean this evening. Everything was obvious and can be read and run. I would be wary of the crux of the second gorge. Either scout it, or just boof far left. Someone I met up there ran the normal line and he said he landed on a jumble of rocks. It's definitely changed.
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Old 06-10-2011   #4
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just stay out of the 3rd gorge. there's a pile of 10-15 trees clogging the main current w/ poor eddy access.

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We ran it Monday and there was lots of wood in there, but as was already stated it can be avoided on the fly. There was some nasty wood on the outside of a 90 degree left hand turn. You will want to take that drop on the inside. The big pool eddy on the right above the meat of the first gorge had a large log swirling around in it. We didn't get a chance to remove it and I would imagine it is still there, but if she got loose it could be bad depending on where she decided to stop. The run out after the crux of the second gorge (which we just call the big drop) has wood galore on the banks. It is all easily avoided but if levels are changing it will move. Keep your eyes open. The big drop itself has a small tree and it's root ball or maybe just the root ball pinned in the bottom of it on the far right side. You can still go right of the thumb rock at the lip, but you want to be driving left. We didn't hit any rocks in that drop on Monday, at least not in the middle of the channel.

Have fun out there! That run is such a fave.
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Old 06-10-2011   #6
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Thanks for all the info!!!!
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Old 06-11-2011   #7
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Went out tonight. Wood is still at the hard 90 degree turn and there's wood river right just above the crux of the 1st gorge. Shouldn't be over there anyways but keep it in your mind if you end up out of your boat. Root ball wasn't spotted today it may have flushed out. Def. a lot of wood on small eddies on the banks so stay heads up.

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