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Old 03-18-2014   #1
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What to run in Texas?

Heading to Texas next week for some warm weather and was hoping to get in some river time. I can see that not much is running, at least according to the gauges. But I thought I'd seek out some insider info and recommendations from you fine folks, in case I'm missing something. Looking for 1-5 day floats, have rafts and duckies. Any suggestions?

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Old 03-18-2014   #2
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Not a lot of water down this way currently. Best overnight would be the Rio Grande in Big Bend but it's at a whopping 92cfs, still kayakable. The flow could change anytime and without notice as much of the water this time of year could come from Mexican lakes and they don't publicize the time or amount of the releases. I wouldn't hold my breath for any huge changes in level though.
Here in CenTex, the San Marcos is still at a decent level and offers a whitewater park and numerous Class II day trips. Great time of year to come to the CenTex hill country and do some camping, day trip to the San Marcos, etc.
The Dallas wave is also going at the moment due to some rain last weekend but that will likely not last through the weekend.

Traveling from Ft. Collins to TX for rivers would be like me driving to California for good BBQ, doesn't make a lot of sense.
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I think this might be a good option for him.

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Old 03-18-2014   #5
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I'd run to the airport and get the hell out of Texas
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