Escalante update - NOT RUNNING
I ended up traveling back from Aspen to Durango on Tues and camped out at the Gorge in Esca Canyon for the night. I checked levels at about 7am before heading out, so not the peak time for runoff (3-5pm). But the take home is:
- NOT running.
- 57 had a bout 3 inches of water flowing on the right side of the fin. The fin itself was almost entirely exposed down to riverbed (3+ feet of fin showing).
- Ecsa Falls was, as usual, almost dry except for the top right death pot hole line and some water spilling down the mank slot-to-pin on the far left. The entry to the normal line in the middle was dry by about 1.5+ feet.
My phone died searching for service overnight. Sorry, no pics.
This update wasn't what I had hoped to post. Temps had been 70-75+ degrees in Delta and hoped to see more water in there. But if temps get up to 80++++++--- (that was a MIlo joke) we should have a runnable window in the next couple weeks?
BTW, the new Montrose play park was: front surfable and low (200-250cfs?) Looks good for the future though. All the waves had a flat planar concrete ramp (M-wave style, less angle) that formed the flow into holes at the bottom. The features were definitely backed up and pressurized by solid pools with good eddys. Definitely hitting ends when initiating vertical moves except for the second to last feature. It's worth a stop when the flow comes up.
BTW 2, anybody got a LL Stomper 90 or Squirrel 85 to sell? PM me please. I cracked my shell.
Hope that helps