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Old 05-20-2013   #1
Palisade, Colorado
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San Miguel to Dolores

Any buzzards with fresh info on the San Miguel flows / river conditions? I'm thinking of launching the old 12' Achilles at Norwood Bridge and floating until the beer runs out somewhere on the lower Dolores. Whatcha say?

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Old 05-20-2013   #2
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Check for some previous posts, but breifly: Great run, watch out for two very dangerous diversion dams inbetween the Green Bridge and Naturita which can be lined from the right bank. Also, there are numerous swing gates in that stretch as well that may have to be either lifted up or lined from either bank. Last year the rancher just above the power plant placed unmarked wire spanning the entire channel just behind a gate so it was completely invisible until you were right on it; heads up! You should have plenty of water but if it goes below 300csf at the green bridge I would go elsewhere. Once below Naturita, there are few obstacles except for a very fun little canyon right above the confluence with the Dolores. Also, below 300 csf on the Dolores, many of those normally class II rapids become too tight for a raft and must be either portaged or lined. Have a great trip, and if the beer supply gets low, you can easily restock in Naturita, but the store in Gateway might still be closed.

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Old 05-28-2013   #3
Palisade, Colorado
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Well it was swell...rafted 2 sections of the San Miguel...20 miles Beaver Creek to Pinon (Green Bridge) last Thursday...flow at 450 -500cfs...perfect for the 12' Achilles...2 places where trees/logs pretty much fill the channel....on Saturday did Caddis Flat to Beaver Creek (9 miles) at closer to 700cfs. Didn't see any of you buzzards, but did see lots of old pals at Mountain Film
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