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Old 07-21-2011   #1
 
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Has Screaming Quarter Mile changed?

Ran lower CC today at 920 and it seems that the top drop in screaming quarter mile has changed after all the big water we've had. The whole drops appears to have gotten lower. The sweet boof off the left is not really a boof anymore and is about half the size that I rememer it and there is no 2 o'clock toungue down the center anymore. Just a big wave hole in the center and eddies on both sides. Has anyone else noticed this?

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Definitely changed. Some boulders rolled for sure.
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When I was on the Upper Animas at peak in '95 (I think it was almost 6' on the old Rockwood gauge), we were paddling between the main rapids and could actually hear the rumble of big boulders getting rolled under the water. Took us a while to realize what it was. Creepy.

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That is an erie sound, Flaco. Heard it plenty of times on clear creek this season. I agree that the entrance of 1/4 mile has fallen down somewhat. RIP.
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Even yesterday on Lawson I could hear them rolling around at times and it is only 900 give or take. The big ass rock at the top right of Nomad has moved for sure. Makes the standard left to center line a little easier from the look of it, less of a seam to push you left. The boof on the right was my best of the season, not saying much, but my best.
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Damn... didn't notice it. I thought high water had buried the rock and didn't realize it had changed. That was one of the best boofs on the run. Bummer. Still a great rapid though.
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Damn... didn't notice it. I thought high water had buried the rock and didn't realize it had changed. That was one of the best boofs on the run. Bummer. Still a great rapid though.
One can only hope that a previously so-so boof will emerge at 800 cfs as a new, more better boof as a result of shifting boulders.
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That beautiful left hand boof was there at 750 when water was coming up, but was filled in by 900 when water started coming over the left hand rock. I'm optimistic that as water drops she will return in all her boily glory.
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Good. I was hoping that was the case.
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IMO: definitely looked different today than I remember it. I remembered the boof in at 850, but it was just kinda' a hole today, water not as high on the goalpost. Nice meaty hole in the middle now though
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