low(er) water Upper A?
Traveling CO for a week (6/28-7/5) and considering a low(?) water Upper A trip. I've been down it several times 2-4k cfs but never below a 2k flow.. and it's also been several years since I last paddled in the area.
I know flows can largely be a matter of personal preference, but AW and CRCII have big gap in defining "minimum" flow for beginning at Silverton and running through the Rockwood Box. CRCII appears to set the min at 1k and AW shows 300cfs. Maybe I'm not reading those correctly?? The gauge currently shows it peaking around 1k.
So, preferences aside, and with the understanding that many more rocks will be exposed, lines will be more technical, pace will be much slower... What is the minimum level for the Upper A from Silverton to the takeout below the Rockwood Box?
I've diligently searched the forum for prior posts related to this, and didn't find anything, but I won't be offended if I'm directed to other threads.
Primarily looking for info re minimum runnable level, helpful beta on necessary lines that would otherwise be non-issue at bigger flow (if any), changes to rapids in last 5 yrs due to landslides etc, and which side is best at Mandatory Thrashing at or around current flow.
Many thanks & happy boating!