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Old 07-19-2016   #11
 
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Daryl, once you star back rowing your cat, catboating will become a whole new experience for you. You will get to run rapids differently. You can surf waves in rapids that you used to blow through. And lines will open up that you did not know you could make.

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Daryl, once you star back rowing your cat, catboating will become a whole new experience for you. You will get to run rapids differently. You can surf waves in rapids that you used to blow through. And lines will open up that you did not know you could make.
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The sections of the colorado river in Utah and Arizona are great in the winter months (November - March). No crowds, no mosquitos, and great a climate for long hikes.
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Really enjoyed the daily section last December, snow on fisher towers and canyon walls was gorgeous. A couple Ice burgs floating down the river, but no shelves along banks. People watching us float into Whites rapid thought we were nuts! No one else out there.
Truly memorable trip.
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I'm heading over to the Ark this weekend with my 12' Destroyer, 13' paddle boat and my kayak. Probably getting on Numbers with a paddle boat crew on Saturday. Would be stoked to get a few cat boaters together for a run down Numbers or the Gorge on Sunday.
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Any beta on Barrel Springs?

Did Lower Clear Creek yesterday at 210 cfs.
I will not go any lower. Elbow Falls and the Damn Dam went fine,
but too much boat abuse in the entry to Screaming Quarter and the flats.
It has been a great season on my backyard run, but it is done!

Hoping to get over to Barrel Springs next weekend.
It has been as low as 550 but seems to stay closer to 900.
Anyone catboat it at these levels?

Pine Creek and the Numbers are already down to 610 cfs.
Hoping they hold out till Mid August.
I will get down there for one more weekend.
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did you run barrel springs this weekend? how did it go?


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did you run barrel springs this weekend? how did it go?


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No Barrel Springs, way too low at 300+/-cfs.
Did Royal Gorge laps instead.
Also did laps on the Pueblo Play Park.
Decent surfing at 400, but not worth the drive.
Would like to see it at high water sometime.

Shoshone Power Plant does annual maintenance at which time it would be runnable, otherwise need to wait for next year. Trying to find out the scheduled shut down for the power plant. Any one have any info?
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Little late to the party but as far as the Dowd goes I ran it under 2' at the bridge gauge (4' @avon). Went to Bobs bridge once then to Kayak next day. Dowd at low water is very similar to having 2-3 clear creek Rapids in a row. The 2 diversions below kayak were impassible. There was a new rapid above Bobs bridge that was probably more fun than the chute...

Lots of rain on the way! Should be a good weekend.

I'm looking to get in Gore Canyon anytime someone wants to go please let me know!


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