Originally Posted by Mcgreyger
I did the MF the first of September 2 years ago, water level was 1.2 maybe lower. It was my first time on MF and I asked for advice and Carvedog gave me almost exact same advice, which turned out to be excellent advice.
Glad that helped you out a bit. Level should have been around 1.7 or 1.8 or around 850 cfs according to the history for 2011 early September. Still a challenging level, especially if you haven't seen it like that.
Originally Posted by Wadeinthewater
Somebody should make this thread a sticky. It would save Carve do a lot of time.
How am I supposed to avoid productive work if I have nothing to post up about low water Middle Forking?
I have found that my tolerance for low water foolery is much higher than most so I try to temper my "go for it" responses with "how high of pain tolerance do you have?"
Some friends of a buddy launched recently at 2 feet. And got stuck constantly the first two days. And sounded like they did not enjoy their river experience much. That was at about 900 cfs. As I have mentioned previously to prove how dumb I am - fully loaded off the top, with my wife and our dog we launched at 450 cfs or 1.45.
I flew in on a commercial trip to Thomas Creek that launched from there at 1.3 feet or something like 350 cfs. That was fugly but hasn't been that low since. I would have to look to see what year it was but I think it was 2001.
Run your tubes soft, it helps if they can deform around the rocks.