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Old 07-09-2012   #1
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crowds got you down? Taylor will fix ya up

tired of fighting the masses at Shoshone? bored with repetitive low-flow Upper C runs with ten thousand of your closest friends? had enough of bumping elbows and dealing with crazy land owners on Foxton/Waterton?

your salvation to this all lies on the other side of the mountains, in the form of the Taylor River. 250 cfs of crisp, clear, cold mountain water, pouring through loads of fun, non threatening, but oh-so-boofable rapids. it may not be hard, but its some of the best 250 cfs you will boat this time of year. had a blast yesterday with a solid crew, boofs, splats, surfs, holes. oh, and did I mention it is uncrowded? we saw one other group taking off, but on water we saw ZERO other groups.

current word is 250 until August 1st....however there have been rumours of more water calls coming in from the Uncompahgre Valley (they own Taylor Reservoir) so there is a very real chance that 250 will stick around until possibly Sep 1.

I know its a bit of a drive for some people....but trust me, if you're over the crowds elsewhere, it's worth an extra hour in the car. come, camp, make a weekend of it. give me a line and we'll go boating.

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I bet the people who call this their home river run are gonna kill ya for advertising their secret piece of heaven ha ha..... Gonna have to check it out, thanks for the beta!
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its been my home river for the past 27 years so i think i have room to advertise...

and it doesnt really matter, when i said we didnt see anybody, that meant locals too......so even some other locals are ignoring their home river too
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its been my home river for the past 27 years so i think i have room to advertise...

and it doesnt really matter, when i said we didnt see anybody, that meant locals too......so even some other locals are ignoring their home river too
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What about all the no trespassing business? I've wanted to do this stretch, but stayed clear as I've read several posts here saying watch out for the private land owners.
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Trespassing? Ummmmm..... Aren't you a pirate?
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That may be true, but doesn't mean I care to pay up to 5G's or 2 years in the clink. The wife might not be happy with me on either.

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That may be true, but doesn't mean I care to pay up to 5G's or 2 years in the clink. The wife might not be happy with me on either.

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Kit gave a detailed description of the access issues here:
https://www.mountainbuzz.com/forums/f...tml#post169703

In 2011, I floated from Lodgepole to New Gen at high flows ( 400 dam, 1300 Almont ) and didn't have to portage any drops or bridges. No landowner was present.

At current dam release of 245, flows above New Gen are below minimum. The conflict that Kit doesn't mention is from the homeowner at the bridge below Initiation. That's the long rapid after Todd's Slot and the raft launch. If you get out of your boat near the bridge the sheriff will be called and meet you at the takeout. Last year he was understanding with our group due to us having a swimmer.
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I would advise any one going through that private land stretch to record the whole section on a head cam to cya.
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