We launched Wed 6/13, camped at Benches, returned yesterday 6/17.
I was expecting flows in 300 cfs range, but we got a little more water, launched at 500+ on Wed, did a lap to pick up more people on Friday, relaunched at something over 600. Nice surprise all the way thru! Not exciting of course, but camping was superb, fishing great, and we did not get hung up anywhere. Scraped twice, nothing serious. If you don't want to camp at PH or R del R, take a groover or two depending on the size of your group. BLM filled in the pit toilet at Benches 3 a couple of years ago. If you do want to stay at PH, the new sites on the river (just downstream from the original campsites 100 yds or so) are quite nice. If you use Launch Ramp#3 there are two 110v elect outlets if you have 110v pumps. It appears that most are just running PH to Radium, ignoring the lower portion, and I don't know why. Unless it's to avoid the fierce afternoon "W".
Thanks for posting the Poudre Pics!
Don't Wanna Die Askin' for Another Chance