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Old 09-13-2011   #1
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Poudre- Still Raftable?

Particularly Bridges and Filter Plant?

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Old 09-13-2011   #2
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no, sorry.

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Old 09-13-2011   #3
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I know a couple of guys who got down Upper Mish in mini me's last year ~1.
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Old 09-13-2011   #4
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Filter probably not. Bridges I'd say yes. I know last August we did a commercial raft trip with my sister's family down Bridges at 0.9. I was amazed they were able to get the rafts down it hitting as few rocks as they did. It's pretty mellow which worked good for my younger nephews.

So provided you don't mind bouncing/scraping down rocks and aren't talking about a 16' raft, Bridges should work. Heck they were even running Pineview at that level too!

All depends on how many rocks you don't mind hitting/running over. Me, I'll
happily take my kayak down silly low flows (Pineview/Bridges at 0.5 is still good fun) other's disagree with me, so you may want to take this with a grain of salt.

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Old 09-14-2011   #5
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i've taken custys down bridges as low as .3. it goes, but it sucks. unless you like getting stuck every 20 feet.
keep an eye on the flow tho. anything over 150cfs or so at the canyon mouth is good to go

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Old 09-14-2011   #6
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I'm just trying to be realistic, sure you can probably get a raft down portions of it but more stuck than fun. What size is the raft? A narrow 9'er or some duckies tops, and it's possible
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Old 09-15-2011   #7
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Why bother. It is time to put away the raft and start tuning the ski/board. It is like taking a 1 legged dog for a drag...sure you could, but why.

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