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Old 07-23-2011   #1
Eaton, Colorado
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North Platte canoeable?

I am planning a float down from six mile to treasure with an overnight at bennet peak next week. A few friends want to tag along in open canoes but I dont know that strech of the river and need to know if they will be ok. We will have a couple of oar frame rigs and can take most of their gear. I am thinking flows will be around 2200 or so. any advise.

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Old 07-23-2011   #2
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I've run it before. The worst part is the put-in. No wheeled assist allowed, and at least 1/4 trail to the bank - a major pain in the posterior. There are a couple of minor rapids, but if the canoes are empty, it should be no problem. We camped above Bennett the first night and below it the 2nd.

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Old 07-24-2011   #3
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From Six Mile to Bennett Peak there a few rapids in which a poorly-paddled open canoe might flip or pin (there are dead driftboat relics smeared on boulders). A whitewater canoe with experienced paddlers and flotation should have no problems.

From Bennett Peak to Treasure the only hazards are poor choices of channels, which aren't really hazards- just annoyances.
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