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Old 05-28-2013   #1
 
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Lower Mish @ 4 feet Question???

Hi all,

Would this still be a good run for a beginner that just learned the roll and is still hit/miss in faster moving water???

Just curious as I have never run it before. I do have experience in class 3 and am not afraid to swim but don't want to die lol.

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Lower Mish= Pineview?

Personally i would not recommend much of Steven's down @ 4ft to someone who "just got" their roll down. Maybe Bridges, but I would run Filterplant a couple times first to warm up, especially hit or miss. Water is cold and fast and rocks are hard and hard.
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The Poudre is Cold! even down low so factor that in. Loaded question but if you have a stronger boating partner or more who are comfortable in helping you in a swim then go 4 it. At 4' + things can happen quickly and go from a short swim to a LONG swim.

Bottom line.... whats your crew like.
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Lower Mish isn't very steep, but at 4' has a few large holes that require sufficient boat control to avoid. I would say it's definitely class III, but if you're not used to larger water class III it may feel more difficult. I like the advice of jumping on Filter Plant on your way up and if it feels really easy, then drive up to Lower Mish. It's a short section so won't take long. Bridges is a more fun class III section, but the bridge pilings make it a more hazardous run.
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Hi all,

Would this still be a good run for a beginner that just learned the roll and is still hit/miss in faster moving water???

Just curious as I have never run it before. I do have experience in class 3 and am not afraid to swim but don't want to die lol.

Thanks
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thanks guys,

i was referring to the Mishiwaka Inn to Poudre Park (Lower Mishiwaka) run. it will be a Colorado Whitewater led cruise so hopefully our group will have the #'s to retrieve any gear that goes floating down river if we swim. i have all the dry gear so water temp is no issue.

also, will be out practicing at golden whitewater park tonight at 600+ cfs, how would that compare to the lower mish???
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also, will be out practicing at golden whitewater park tonight at 600+ cfs, how would that compare to the lower mish???
Golden is way easier than lower Mish and Bridges. Be careful out there!
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I would agree to run filter a few times. 4 feet, the moves are class III but the consequences may be higher. It has the potential to tarnish your love affair with floating down a river in a plastic tub. Golden playpark is class II. Filter will give you a taste of larger waves without the holes that will beat you down if you hit them.
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4' from Bridges up to Stevens is fast water. If you run Lower Mish, be very careful to miss the Ouzel Hole, it can be a keeper.
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What about upper rustic? That is a pretty mellow class III.
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