Jace Said, "oh and Gavin, hand paddling is gay!"
Jace, I figured you'd be coming out of the closet soon. Does this mean you and Gavin are seeing each other? What does this mean for us? I mean I don’t want to impose if you have "plans."
Ian, Gilman is my back yard so my minimum depends on how bored I am. I think the drive might be worth it as long as there is 100+ cfs at the put in to pad the boney first mile and 300 cfs above the eagle at Minturn gauge, however the run quality improves exponentially above 450 and continues to do so as it rises (just like Escalante). The eagle at Minturn has been dropping 50 cfs a day since Wednesday with similar weather in our future. Unless the eagle levels off at current flows with the precipitation we're getting, Sunday will probably be low. If I had to guess I would say Sunday will be 300 cfs or less. JDHOG will tell you he's run Gilman as low as 70 cfs, but I'm sure that would be worth the drive.
Also 300 cfs is a great level for first timers.