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Old 05-26-2011   #1
 
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cross mtn. at 18000... anyone not afraid?

Been in colorado for a few days and getting depressed with all the playboaters claiming shits too high... soloed gore at 5 grand and really wana drop into cross but scared to try it alone...anyone game for adventure? Call me 307-690-8175 ... Austin R.

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Old 05-26-2011   #2
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Had a good friend go in there 16,000+, some years back........ and he's knows cross very well, also awesome boater...... well anyway the way I remember him telling it was something like runaway frieghttrain, knock over, out of my boat instantly, pinned to the bottom of the river, total darkness, Thought I was a goner, popped 1/2 mile down the river, and all he'd remembered was his mother asking him if he had his lunch money!!
It was kind of funny but i don't think he goes in there any more above 10,000??
If you go share your run with us........
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I've been in at 12 and it was big but manageable. Definitely going to b stikine size shit but can't imagine anything closing out but osterizer which should b portageable left... heard rumors of 17 and 21000 runs but no conformation... this could possibly b the biggest and best big water run in the lower 48 at this level...but nobody knows
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Its at 11,500 right now, not 18,000. It may go to 18,000+ in the next couple weeks, though. I am curious but not going to commit until I have a chance to run Barrel/Gore at high flow. Looks like 21,000 is considered flood stage.

USGS Real-Time Water Data for USGS 09251000 YAMPA RIVER NEAR MAYBELL, CO

YAMPA - MAYBELL, NR (MBLC2)
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There seems to be confusion on which gauge to use...I know deerlodge park includes little snake but everyone I talk to (gary e, Stafford, etc) say that's what everyone uses as does as does AW... campground is almost fully flooded. 11 or 18 its high as Fuck and I need a partner...committ u kno u want to
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Also definitely run barrell/ gore first
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Yampa at Maybell is the gauge. Noone uses Deerlodge. It is not accurate. AW is just wrong.
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That's awesome. Not relative to my post though.... DOES ANYONE IN THIS STATE KAYAK OUTSIDE OF PLAYPARKS?
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LOL! mybell is the gauge big boy. I'd be down to go in Mon if you want, has to be late in the day though.
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Noone kayaks outside of playparks.

Unfortunately have the Yampa Riverfest this weekend. May go for the coveted 2nd descent of the Elkhead next weekend if you want some real adventure though.
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