Josh, low water gore was a damn good time, considering its march. It was better than I was expecting. Flow was a hair above 400 cfs. Most of the drops still have nice channels of flow through them. Applesauce was normal line. The meat at gore is as mellow as it will ever be, and a still fun as hell. The rocks are way out of the water, and its neat to see all the rocks that form the rapids at normal med to med/low flows. All the class IV stuff from gore to tunnel was still a lot of fun, and its kinda technical weaving through the rocks. Pyrite ledge was interesting to see at low water. Just enough water going left to scrape down the rocks, but a nice little rock dodging boof down the middle goes as well. Tunnel is still fun and is more like the boof in slideways with an 8-10 ft falls type drop with water flowing between the two rocks in the ledge. Lots of fun. Kirschbaum is a hoot at low water, and was way different. Creeky with lots of slots lost in a maze of boulders.
All in all a great early season warm up run. A handful of early season gore runs will have me primed for escalante. Very little snow to deal with on the run, and minimal ice/snow issues. Roads dry and clear of snow and ice. I'd do it again at that flow in a heartbeat. Can't wait to run it again.
Gotta love GORE!!!