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Old 11-01-2010   #1
 
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Lower Blue flows?

Hi Kara -
Do you expect releases from Green Mtn to remain steady this week?
Thanks.
-Mike

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Why do you ask? It's only at 142 right now...
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Old 11-01-2010   #3
 
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Releases from Green Mtn to Lower Blue

Hi Mike,
I do expect them to remain fairly steady. I think we will be in this range for a while--between 145-150 cfs.

Of course, by saying this publicly, I've probably jinxed it, so don't rule out a change.

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Kara
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Thanks Kara -

Kendrick: Because there happens to be a little canyon downstream of that reservoir, which happens to be at a very fun water level right now.
GORE!
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Thanks Kara -

Kendrick: Because there happens to be a little canyon downstream of that reservoir, which happens to be at a very fun water level right now.
GORE!
Oh I see. That explains it. Some day, I hope I can handle Gore, that would stretch out my season nicely.
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How is Gore at this level? Is it friendly enough for a couple first timers? Both of us can read and run class IV. Thanks.
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Gore is great at this flow; less pushy and not as big as normal flows, more creeky. I prefer it at 1,100 and I think 11 is a great level for a first run, because it's "classic" Gore. But 450 or 550 is a fine flow for a first run.
For a straight class 4 boater, it still would be a step up, I think. You can walk Gore and Tunnel of course. But you need to have some modest creeking skills for sure, even without those 2 rapids. A boof stroke will serve you well in a couple places, and there are some rock-splat-slide-to-drop kind of moves in a couple places, where it helps if you're comfortable USING rocks instead of just avoiding them.
If you've done a lot of class 4 and are very solid in class 4, Gore probably would be good to go for you at this level. You would want a guide, or be prepared to do a LOT of scouting. The drops are kind of steep in places, not very good for read-n-run because you can't really see what's happening until it has happened.
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