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Old 06-04-2009   #1
 
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I haven't done this run for many years, but want something nice and easy to take the wife down. Can someone refresh me where to put in and take out. Is there anything that we need to worry about at these flow rates?

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Pay to launch at wilderness aware rafting.

Take out at Fishermans or ruby mountain. If you launch up at BV you have to run the silver bullet dam, which you may want to avoid
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First 100 yards of Milk Run can be intimidating for complete beginner, particularly at higher water.
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How much does it cost to launch at Wilderness rafting? That's the rafting place on the northeastish corner of Highway 285 and the Ark?
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$3 for kayaks or duckies, $5 for rafts.
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I haven't done this run for many years, but want something nice and easy to take the wife down. Can someone refresh me where to put in and take out. Is there anything that we need to worry about at these flow rates?

Thanks for any info.
It's not that easy - is she a total beginner? We put in just below Johnson Village (at the bridge where all the rafts launch) and took out at Ruby Mtn campground. There are strainers and rocks, I wouldn't take her on her first run there.
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It's not that easy - is she a total beginner? We put in just below Johnson Village (at the bridge where all the rafts launch) and took out at Ruby Mtn campground. There are strainers and rocks, I wouldn't take her on her first run there.
Rocks yes. Strainers highly unlikely. The rocks are pretty easily visible on a sunny day.

Pikes Peak Whitewater Club has tended to take newbs to Milk Run using the raft company put-in. It's so easy it's worth the money to park there, and theyre good to us boaters.

I assert that this is a good beginner run.

It starts out fast, but it's class II. The lines are big, and the swims pretty forgiving. It was my first run on the Ark (and I swam just past the bridge because someone else rammed me into a rock and I flipped).

If she's capable of following a line, this is a pretty easy run, and once you get past the first 1/4 mile, it's very simple.
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Or you could put in way downstream at Big Bend, walk the boat chutes and take out just above the Salida hole. Total beginner run and might be a great confidence builder for her.
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Thanks everyone for the info. Just to let everyone know, she has kayaked a couple of times, and I actually rented a Dynamic Duo for the day, so we should be safe. I just want to build her confidence up, and hopefully get her wanting to do Browns (which she has done in a duckie).
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