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Old 07-09-2008   #1
 
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How long a float from state bridge to catamount?

How long a float is it from state bridge to catamount? I wanted to put on between 3-4. I know it is mostly flat water - would there be time to do the float before it gets dark?

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That section is 14 miles of flat water, so you may not make it before dark.
Here is a link to a free section by section map off the BLM web site for the entire upper C. It has mileage and estamated times. Its a long link so try cuting and pasteing it.
http://www.blm.gov/pgdata/etc/medial...p_colo_riv.pdf
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put on between 3-4
That usually means putting on between 4 - 5 in my book. Even though that section has actual current for its length (as opposed to standing water like the lakes on the PH-SB section) its going to be a pretty long float. Plan on an overnight unless you want to take out after dark. Take your earplugs if you camp at Bond (or anywhere else along the Upper C for that matter...).

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Maybe with higher flows might be doable. If you could be closer to 2:30 or 3 than to 5 and not dicking around/fishing, etc.
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At current flows it's taking about 4-5 hours depending on how much you stop, fish... It took me about 7 hours at a much lower flow last season.
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