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Old 06-22-2005   #1
 
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Has anyone ever rafted OBJ or the Upper East?

Just wondering!

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Old 06-22-2005   #2
 
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East in a raft

Some buddies and I took a couple runs down the east in a raft a couple days ago. Super Fun and good to go just stay in the deep. Second run I was in a kayak and got run over by the raft in the last hole. Was pinned under the raft and ended up swimming and chasing my boat about a mile down. Other than that, all was well!
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sick....sorry about the swim. have you ever heard of anyone running obj in the raft?
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Old 06-22-2005   #4
 
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OBJ Raft

Yes, got pretty beat up and walked out. Give me a shout if you are thinking about doing it. I live in Crested Butte and I'd love to watch/safety boat.
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yeah, I'll be there this weekend. I'm thinking the hardest part will be the 15 foot boof below ankle braker. I can see how it would be easy to get smashed on the right side rocks. We will probably run the upper east first for a warm up on sat. morning. I know a few others will be there as well. I would like to fire up o.b. sat evening at a decent flow. How is the weather? Do you expect it to keep coming up?

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OBJ

Weather should be fine. Water will be at a great flow this weekend and I think if you go off the 15'er with a little left angle you would be fine. Might get caught up in the spout but shout make it through. I'd love to see it.
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Old 06-22-2005   #7
 
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Curious what kind of raft are you taking down?

A buddy tried to talk me into running OBJ in my stinger but I wussed out. I would love to hear how it goes.

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