Black Boxes TR
If you're looking to run the San Rafael Black Boxes, they're running right now. We ran it Sun./Mon. and it was great. No carnage, no scraping at about 600 cfs. Super committing, awesome adventure boating. No substantial wood issues. We put it at the Bridge and floated the flat water at the beginning instead of hiking in. The "flat water" is moving fast and is an easy paddle that took only about 2 hours, and it's crazy beautiful there. You could cut about 5 miles off the top by driving across the bridge and down Mexican Mtn. Road until it moves away from the river. Based on the last TR and what I've seen of that place, hiking down into the canyon would be similar to hiking down into the Taos Box, but without a trail....brutal. Be careful out there and pack for an adventure, because you're sure to get one.
And holy crap the colorado is gaining around 4K a day!