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Old 02-04-2006   #1
 
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Five Rivers That Will Rage This Spring

1. The Colorado - Gore Canyon will be a deranged frothy chocolate mess more similar to a sea than a river.
2. The Eagle - If you've never hit the Dowd at peak, or Vail to Avon its a wild big water ride. Little boat, big waves.
3. Homestake/ Gilman - concerned about fitting under the Gilman Railroad bridges? You know its on!
4. The W Fork Clear Creek / Woody Creek - long manmade slide and waterfalls. Coors Falls, Z Gorge - scary when its cranking.
5. Royal Gorge on the Ark - Only done it once, wasn't big. This year though.....
Getting psyched for a big water summer. Thank you Ullr!

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And, we might also see Big Sur come in!!!

The Royal Gorge is soooo much fun at high water. The surf is amazing!
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What's Gore like at high water? Is it manageable or certain death?
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Only been in there a touch above 2500. It was rad. 15'-20 foot waves. did it again a few days after discovering how fun it is. Very large from a ww standpoint, more like being in S. America and kayaking than the usual CO scene. Will go in higher this year if the river gods permit.
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Every river will be nuts!
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Ok, here's a few more...

1. Encampment bigger is better on this one

2. Upper Blue this one doesn't get a lot of water very often and with Lake Dillon still nearly full we can hope for a couple thousand in it this spring

3. Yampa Wanna see god at Cross Mountain Gorge?
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maybe we should start a betting pool, peak flow Colorado River near Kremmling (gauge is right before the first rapid in Gore canyon...) My guess is going to be 6 grand
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I took a WW rescue class from a CKS guy (Jim somthing I think?) who said he did Gore at ~10,000. WOW! I would want no part of that adventure. . .but it would be cool to take sloooow amtrak and see it.


Here's my new favorite snow-water report:

http://www.wcc.nrcs.usda.gov/cgibin/...state=colorado

Click on the green BASS link on the chart for the month-year you want.
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we should do a Five people who will Rage this year....haha... Just kiddin....Looks like an awesome season is lined up. Im lining up my trips out there already! Can't wait to be out west ( and that means past the front range...) ouch....
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I have seen video of Jamie Simon runnign gore at 12,000(i think). It was very high water. She went into Gore and when she came out she did not have a helmet on. I'm not posotive about the flow but it was huge.
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