Originally Posted by stupka
Schutzie, thanks for the in-debt beta! We're running Cataract Canyon in the middle of May and given the snowpack, it could be running big so I've been flirting with the triple-rig idea.
What flows in Cat Canyon would a guy start to consider using this setup? Anybody?
Looking into a Cat trip myself but likely post-peak. But I am curious where folks are getting there #s. Everything I have found shows Colorado sitting at 116% statewide and for the Colorado River Basin; I know it might be a little higher considering the Dolores/San Miguel are a relatively minor tributary compared to the others. That said, that doesn't seem like its a major deviation from the norm.
You throw in all of the Colorado River basin snow data, including the Green, and that percentage drops to 101%.
With that in mind, having never done a summer Cat trip on the oars, what are folks who are familiar with the canyon thinking the peak flow range might be? I am thinking I can handle an average year run post-peak but if experienced folks think it might be crazy in there for longer than normal I may reconsider.