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Old 02-01-2012   #21
Phoenix, Arizona
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Salt River

I have a nice river map for the Salt that Don put together 2 years ago. Send me A PM and I will forward it .

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Old 02-02-2012   #22
Idaho Falls, Idaho
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Salt River

There are some pictures (rapids and camps) of the Salt posted on (I think) If you get close to your date and have water (I personally would not run less than 1,200 with the confidence and expeirence you indicate) and like additional information, I have video's of two Salt River Trips at about 1,800 cfs. While they are shot from the bank, they are pretty good. I also have scanned a map. It has been a few years and my memory is a bit hazy, but there is (as I recall) a water source just below Quartzite and Corkscrew rapid on river left. May be helpful

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Old 02-02-2012   #23
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"I would be interested in a canoe or IK adventure on the wilderness, middle box or Gila Box sections. Flow looks grim at present but should go around 400-600 in early March perhaps."

FDON, EMO... I'd like to do a Gila Wilderness run this year; even at lower flows. Also like to do the San Francisco run from below the lower SF Plaza to Hwy 180; anyone got any beta there? I'll PM you or bump this thread when/if the flows gets closer.
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Old 02-02-2012   #24
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Thanks and keep sharing any info you have. Lets all pray to the snow gods.
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Old 02-03-2012   #25
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I drew for March 12 - I am hoping we get some runoff. I would rather run the Gila Wilderness run same week in a canoe or something than go down the Upper Salt at low flow in a raft.

I ran the Gila one spring - middle of march - it snowed on us, laid over by accident at hot spring (didn't see we camped nearly on top of it til the morning) and stayed a day while the frozen wet suites thawed in the trees. I only mention it b/c someone else on here brought it up. I love that run, lots of wall shots - it was only like 550 when we went but canyons had been flushed at 20K+ earlier that year - it would have been a mess possibly w/o the flush in advance, lots of trees across the river when it braids out after Turkey creek b4 the takeout... hard to scout too - kinda hairball for a low flow situation. So - if you cant scout - count on a tree being across the river in line with your gunwale and have a plan (whatever it is

I don't know if the salt is really worth it in a raft under 1600 - above 2k is best. It is kinda a long haul and a lot of effort for 60 river miles. If it is under 1500 - I would seriously consider an open canoe - I have run the daily at 2k in an open canoe - that was a hoot!

But fingers are crossed! After looking at the gauges - I don't think it ran last year.
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Old 02-04-2012   #26
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It has been my experience that your date is really good, historically. I also think 1200 at put in is good water, I run a 15'er pretty loaded most the time at that level on that run.
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Old 02-06-2012   #27
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I spoke to Don concerning that week and he seemed skeptical but hopeful for the early March runoff. He said there was sufficient pack to date but more accumulation was needed and there was concern with regards to La Niņa.

I guess its a wait and see kinda situation - still looking waiting for the next report from NRCS: Basin Outlook Reports | Arizona NRCS

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