I am considering a duckie / packraft down the lower Yampa (Deer Lodge - Split Mountain) in early September. I was wondering if anyone out there has already done this? My research shows flows anywhere from 300 cfs down to as low as 40 (although that was 2012 - probably not that low this year). If it is super low, I will use a packraft. Otherwise I will use my hyside duckie.
Any advice? How are the rapids at this level? I've run this section in my 16' raft three times - @ 17K, 7K, and 3.5K. I am prepared to scout every rapid if possible and portage if necessary. I am really curious to see how it is as super-low flows.
Here are the historical flows since 2007 (cool graph!)
Thanks in advance for any and all advice! Lynne