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Old 05-24-2011   #1
Glenwood Springs, Colorado
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Rafting Buzzard Creek?

Wanted to inquire a little about buzzard creek and the possibility of running a 12' raft through. I know this run requires a good snow pack to kayak which I think we can checkmark this season but I was wondering if anyone has rafted it or thinks it might be raftable this season?

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Old 05-24-2011   #2
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I was up there last Sun. If your good you can get a kayak/ I.K. down there right now, but you would really have to be on your game to get a paddle raft down. I didnt see any full strainers where i was playing ( up top by FR265 ) but lots of trees down on the outside of the bends that are hanging over the bank a few feet. Lots of water in there right now. I think if you went lower and played on Plateu Creek you would have more fun. (with a raft) Just my opinion.
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Old 05-25-2011   #3
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Take this info with a grain of salt because it's been probably 3 or 4 years since I last ran it, but I would not recommend running it in a raft due to blind corners scrambling for micro-eddy situations above bad strainers.

If you get a reliable, recent report that it's clean, then you might have a good time. There's no big drops or bad holes, just fast and very few eddies. I've done it when Plateau @ Cameo gauge read 600 and 1,100. 600 I wouldn't go back, not enough water. At 1,100 it was pretty fun, but really fast so the blind corners and wood were a concern.
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Old 05-25-2011   #4
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Probably a bad idea to raft any part of Buzzard Creek. Plateau Creek might have some okay rafting... might, but not likely.
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Old 05-26-2011   #5
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I gotta agree with Cutch. When I ran it we had 5 portages. Strainers, barbwire, continuous shallow mank, and small leaky eddies do not mix with rubber very well, unless it's your ex-wife's boat.
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