I'm hoping this new thread can be a clearing house for Dolores river beta within the scope of the ramp up and higher flows happening late April through May. Who has experience? For those getting off the river how was it?
My small group is planning a May 1 2017 launch from Bradfield Bridge to Bedrock. 97 miles. 6 days. 5 folks, one dog, 3 rafts. Non of us have been on the Dolores before, but we're all strong boaters.
I've gotten some beta from recent trips and i'd like to get some more....especially as it looks like we'll be on the river as the release increases to 2000 cfs and midweek to around 4000 cfs. I understand these flow ramp ups (and downs) take a couple days.
I'm excited, but anxious about flows as i've heard of small to nonexistent eddies at camps and scouts, tamarisk choked channels, and undercuts.
Thanks for thoughts friends! Hopefully this can be helpful to more than just my group!