16ftr on browns canyon - Mountain Buzz

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Old 05-20-2011   #1
Como, Colorado
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16ftr on browns canyon

Just wanted some opinions on taking my 16 ft raft down browns canyon tomorrow. I have rafted browns before but on a 12 ft. are extra paddlers a must?

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Old 05-20-2011   #2
Denver, Colorado
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Wondering the same thing. We're headed down next week with multiple 16' cats. Searching previous buzz posts seems to suggest ~ 800 is the lower threshold for a big oar rig. Let us know if you go.
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Old 05-20-2011   #3
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I did it a few days ago and you could get down it with a lot of work. 1000+ would be better, 1200 fully loaded no problem.
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Old 05-20-2011   #4
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don't be scared. if things look tight, just force it in.
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