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Old 06-12-2016   #1
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Has anyone floated the SF Boise from Anderson Ranch dam to Danskin put-in since the fire/slides?

Do you know what this run is like (any logs, trees, strainers, anything to look out for, etc)?

I haven't been out there since before the fire. Drove out there today and it looked like there's a few new rapids (III) that could make it a fun day run.

A guy taking out a drift boat told me the fisherman can no longer run from the dam to Danskin, so I'm curious what it's like in a raft or kayak. Thinking about taking my raft out there...


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Old 06-13-2016   #2
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I talked to someone that ran it earlier this year, and it sounds like the really dangerous strainers are gone. The rapids are definitely a lot more exciting than they used to be. There are a couple of videos of the canyon stretch rapids:

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Old 07-06-2016   #3
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This is sad news. There is still wood from the post first fire blowouts moving downstream.
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Old 07-07-2016   #4
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Buffalo Creek, the new rapid formed last year is a Serious Rapid! There are nasty boulders throughout and strainers at the bottom. One fatality this year by a very experienced boater. Be very cautious.
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the OP was talking about from the Dam to Danskin put in (above the canyon stretch)
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I ran it from the dam to Neal Bridge shortly before buffalo creek blew out. The upper section already had several blowouts including a shallow rocky slide of a rapid in the upper section. The rapid wasn't difficult, but the rocks would have been hard on drift boats and they were all putting in a little further downstream. There were also several strainers before Neal, but they were all easy to avoid at the time. I haven't been back to or seen any updates on the upper section since then.

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