I've run it twice this summer, my first 2 times. We have a 13 ft downriver raft with fishing frame. the first trip was at 1520cfs. Easy peasy over the dams at these flows, but almost broke my rod and decapitated myself on one of the low bridges. Gotta watch out for those bridges at anything above 1200cfs.
Ran it a few weeks later at 730cfs. All was good, but admittedly, we lined the raft over the biggest dam - you probably remember the biggest/steepest dam also. Every other dam was fine, no scrapes.
I likely won't run it again under 850-900, just so I don't have to get outta the boat at that big dam. I felt very lucky we didn't get busted. Paul Jones, the majority owner of Blue Valley Ranch (I think), has a history of prosecuting for trespassing. Seriously, it's no joke, just do some Google searches and you'll see how bad it was just a short few years ago. Don't get outta your boat!!!
This isn't Montana where we have access up to the high water mark. The moment we touch bank or river bottom on private property in Colorado, we're trespassing.
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