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Old 08-08-2016   #1
 
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Late September MFS

Well,

This year has been quite the cluster flock trying to get a low-flow MFS cancellation. With the apparent ability of some to robo call Rec. Gov and snag the cancels as they post up combined with the no reissue of the Aug. 15 to Sept. 15 cancels it seems almost impossible to snag a permit with a couple weeks notice.

Our small group has happily done flows down to 1.5 off the top and should be able to handle it even with a little less water. I am looking at Sept. 26 launch off the top and am wondering what base flows could be at that late date.

We could fly a couple hundred pounds of beer into Indian if needed but really have never had an issue taking the kitchen sink along off the top. Any data about flow that time of year is appreciated.

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You can expect flows to stay about the same. Potential short spikes if rain. You'll have less then 12 hours of light and it could/will get really cold at night and then hot in the day. You'll need to be ready for all weather conditions. It could rain none stop. Shuttles are a bit more $$ and an SOB to work out so get on that one now. If your going to fly stuff in, you might as well pack the plane. And work out your plane now too. The earlier you book the better. Expect outdoor service providers to be in full swing for their hunting clients.
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Old 08-08-2016   #3
 
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We floated at 1.3 from boundary in September and managed just fine. Flew in beer and the second bocci set to Indian creek so load that plane up.

Like what fdon mentioned, be prepared for changing weather and flows. One of the creeks blew out above us and the river gauge went up nearly a foot.

Enjoy the September solitude of the mfs!

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Thanks so much! Exactly what I thought I would hear. Beer goes in the boats. The hunters need the planes more than we do. May be the "new normal" for us.
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Ice goes really far and beer gets cold in late September MFS water. Crystal lite and Bacardi shave a few more lbs. I like early and late season paddling.
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Solitude in September?! Every stinking permit is reserved through the end of the month! Although I'm sure there will be plenty of open slots once the nuts get frosty
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Pray for snow!
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I just did, and then I had a gassy moment. Which ended up bad for my loved ones.now they're on their knees praying, what the hell is happening???


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Why would you want to go in late September? Frosty nights, horseflies the size of small planes, no one around for safety if you have problems, gettng stuck all the time......who needs it? Better off to stay home and watch the political shit shows unfold and make sure our country stays/gets on track.

wickums-when was that 1.3 trip?
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Carvedog, well put. I was also wondering about when the 1.3 occurred.
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