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Old 06-27-2007   #1
 
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West Fork Clear Creek - Empire(log)

This is the section just below Empire into the Lawson run.

There is a madatory portage at the bottom of the busy section. There is a log on the right channel now & the logs on the left and in the middle are still there. The new log is a big one, 18 inch diameter & 25 plus feet.

Check this out before you get on. The log is about 100 yards above the bridge & house at the bottom of the busy stuff.
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Cliff, do you mean below the stuff we cleaned? After the main drop? I was planning on hitting tomorrow with a buddy.

Is it cleanable?
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Yeah its the the middle of the main stuff below the boof into the busy. All three channels are choked. The channel on the right could use a douching. Three cuts should be good.

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Kent, you're lowering yourself to running low class Empire mank??

Thanks, I'll try to get down there tonight & clean it so we can get on it this weekend.

Did you guys find it clean from town down to there? I hadn't checked up by town yet.
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Kaleb

I don't know how cleanable the right side is. The left side logs might be a better solution, but I don't know what you can do on the right, with those beavers you got. Definitely some work.

The log is in that channel we looked at together - downstream, across the bridge & past the house.


When we ran it a couple of weeks ago - there was a portage required up above where some wood had gathered in the left channel(common log placement).

I might be able to come up there today, but can not get there till after 6.

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call me if you're able, I'm down for having some help if it's sketchy.

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Yeah well West Fork proper is still too high, so I'll settle for West fork B team. Actually that section below the boof is quality all the way to the bridge. especially at high flows. I wouldn't mess with it any lower. Anyway I know my s*&^t stinks like all the rest of my fellow mank-a-trons.

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When no logs exist in the lower part of WF CC, can you combine the upper stretch with this Empire stretch?
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Tuesday night we cleaned out the 3 ugly pungee sticks in the entrance hole of Z Gorge that would have caused major problems if we hadn't checked it on the way up. Also, got the big log out of I-40.

It was a good season up there. Too bad the waters gone.

Be careful out kung-fu boating at these lower levels.
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Dave, there's still plenty of water in there!
(for those of us pussies that aren't rocking it at 350!!)
Johnny, no, there's a ton of flat in between that we wouldn't waste the time on (and a bunch of private property).
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