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Old 09-11-2016   #11
 
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Went right last week at1.6, stuck for a little bit but no prob.
The guide at Boundry was rite-on
You'll hurt ur boat on the left! To all


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Old 09-12-2016   #12
 
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Thanks for the info. Seems like it's better to go for the right shot and possibly do a little dragging. I'm doing a solo trip so for me I'd rather not flirt with the possibility of snagging that fang rock on the left side and end up having to do a repair. I know it's eaten a lot of boat floors in the past.
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Good info, thanks. I'll report back with an update in 2 weeks. Years ago, a guide told me at Boundary that the line at Velvet had just changed, that the best line at 6 ft was dead center, even though it didn't look that way on the approach. I survived and wound up right side up, but that taught me to trust but verify.
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Old 09-17-2016   #14
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Good info, thanks. I'll report back with an update in 2 weeks. Years ago, a guide told me at Boundary that the line at Velvet had just changed, that the best line at 6 ft was dead center, even though it didn't look that way on the approach. I survived and wound up right side up, but that taught me to trust but verify.
You are not the first to be trolled by a commercial guide. That's what I thought the go right talk was. I will look hard but really didn't see it last year.
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Old 09-17-2016   #15
 
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Plenty of water for us last mid-August at about 1.5 feet. Nick had some footage of himself running the right side channel from our trip last year. No problem, entrance into Pistol right side starts at 0:27 on the vid. It was actual August 18 (not Aug 15 as shown on the vid, we launched on Aug 16 and spent 2 nights upstream).
Uh...er...I mean its a total shit show at low flow, stay away, or fly in to Indian!

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Old 09-20-2016   #16
 
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Anyone with a video of Pistol in higher water? like around 4.5??
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