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Old 08-22-2012   #1
 
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Anyone know what the N Fork of the Clearwater is like at these flows?

I'm interested in knowing any info about what the rapids would be like at these flows, around 11,00 cfs.

Any concerns about low spots?

I'd like to put together a multi-day float, I'd be running a 14' SB raft.

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Boney as all get out. Its ok for kayakers but you'll spend a good deal of time pulling over rocks and a hard time geting power out of your sitcks in most rapids. What section are you thinking? because you might put off an elf run around washington creek. But you might be hating life from rivera down. Irish railroad to govenor would be an sob. Just above the road that comes in over pierce in a tight couple miles too.

No way are going to pull off a loaded boat. You'll need to set up a base camp and you "may" find a couple 5 miles sections in areas described above. you will be limited on putin/take out access.

Its a tube run right now.
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Opps, did you mean spring flows at 11,000 or curent flows at 1100?

Link to NRS Vid at around 11K
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That's what I was afraid of, we're wanting to do a multi trip somewhere kinda wanted to stay closer than the Salmon. Not necessarily after big water but a good float without dragging over gravel.

Perhaps a lightly loaded super puma might be the way to go for day trips.
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Opps, did you mean spring flows at 11,000 or curent flows at 1100?

Link to NRS Vid at around 11K
My bad meant 11,000
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That's what I was afraid of, we're wanting to do a multi trip somewhere kinda wanted to stay closer than the Salmon. Not necessarily after big water but a good float without dragging over gravel.

Perhaps a lightly loaded super puma might be the way to go for day trips.

Actually the salman is much closer time wise that the NFC. 2 hours to L-town and 2 more to riggins. Its 3 hours from L-town to NFC. Its actually faster to go throw L-town than Superior Mt. Why not the clark fork? Its just over the hill..
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Perhaps a lightly loaded super puma might be the way to go for day trips.
Perhaps you may be on to something. Maybe??
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The lower Salmon is a consideration. I misread the flow its under 1100 sorry about the confusion.
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The Clark Fork is a consideration also do you happen to know what sections are good this time of year?
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The clark is awesome right now. Not too big not too small and warm water with cool nights. You could put in on the alberton gorge. You could warm up above or float out below??

simple river map link
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