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Old 09-15-2016   #1
 
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Pinball at low flow?

Anyone have beta on Pinball to Horse Creek at 1100? It was a fun rock garden at 1300 last year. I'm hoping that it still will be friendly to rafts loaded for camping this weekend.

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Old 09-15-2016   #2
 
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Boney you'll be good though.
I ran pin ball in a 16' last year at a grand with a little more weight than I would've liked everything below is good.

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1100 is low flow these days? No, 800 is low. 400 is really low. You'll be fine.
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I swam pinball at 5200. Does that count?
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Ya, ran it last two Mondays. Move is like Bedrock inverted. Entire left side is closed to a raft. Move is far right, catch eddy behind last guard rock, ferry across left of pylon. It's worth a scout from the road, very difficult to scout from river.

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Rest of the stretch is read and run. Good fishing now.

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I question if everyone is talking about the same pinball. If the OP is looking for info for this weekend and has 1100 CFS, and wants info for "pinball to horse creek". Im not thinking he is talking about browns canyon which some of the responses are referring to.
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Agree with Zach. I found 2 sections of water running around 1100 in CO, but I don't know of any Pinballs on either.

1. The Upper C starting at Gore
2. The Gunnison from Delta to Whitewater
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Sorry Pirate - there's both a Pinball rapid and Pinball boat ramp on the Upper C. This is all down lower - below Rodeo Rapid - I know a lot of folks don't make it down that far. And pretty much every description here can be applied to it, as far as I can tell. Pinball Rapid is shortly after the Pinball boat ramp - gotta stay right and then pull hard left to avoid running into the bridge pylon.
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Just goes to show that there's always something you don't know. My knowledge shuts down at State Bridge for the Upper C. I still think two Pinballs are being discussed here.

Also, here's BLM's Upper C website. Got myself educated!
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