Question about Holes
This is my first year on the poudre/real whitewater. I started boating last summer and have really gotten into this year. After about 75 trips on the filter plant I went up and did the lower mish section. Many times I had no problems and a TON of fun, but recently I ended up in Horseshoe hole and had a miserable experience to say the least.
First, I am wondering how the hole compares at recent water levels to say 3 feet or 2.5 feet? Second, I wonder how horseshoe hole compares to other holes on the poudre and other rivers? I have asked my friends and the response seems to be "it's nasty", but I would like to hear what other people have to say. Rapids, waves, etc.. do not scare me anywhere near as much as big holes after I ended up stuck in Horseshoe. For now (till the water goes down) I'll stick to the unexciting filter plant but I hope there is a water level that is more beginner safe on the upper section as I have quickly become a whitewater addict (but I also do not want to add to the misfortune that has plagued CO rivers this year).
Any advice for a beginner would be very welcome, especially how people approach and deal with holes. I also am looking for advice on other, good for beginner, sections of river.