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Old 11-08-2012   #1
 
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"New rapid" in the Colorado...

"Boulders fell off a cliff face near Long Canyon on State Route 279. One of the boulders fell on the railroad line from the Intrepid Potash Plant. Kevin Fitzgerald reported that boulders the size of cars came off the cliff wall on Monday, Nov. 5. Some boulders ended up in the Colorado River and created a new rapid."


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Old 11-08-2012   #2
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So is this above or below the put in for Cataract?
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I haven't seen this slide yet, but, if it's near long canyon that is going to be a mile or two upriver from the potash CR put-in.

I will definitely let you know when I get there in a couple hours from Elko because, being the first person to run this new gauntlet, I will claim the right to name it!

Moab buzzards!, put down your mcstiffs, get your camera, and go document the 6-8 foot symmetrical glassy surf wave that I am sure is waiting for me at the bottom of this newly born Class V.

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How about "Bush's Fault" cuz it aint the Moab Fault.


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I haven't seen this slide yet, but, if it's near long canyon that is going to be a mile or two upriver from the potash CR put-in.

I will definitely let you know when I get there in a couple hours from Elko because, being the first person to run this new gauntlet, I will claim the right to name it!

Moab buzzards!, put down your mcstiffs, get your camera, and go document the 6-8 foot symmetrical glassy surf wave that I am sure is waiting for me at the bottom of this newly born Class V.

Name suggestions?

Romney's ________

Big Sur South?

Satan's Gut North?

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Old 11-08-2012   #6
 
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I'll wait to see photographs before I would consider it being a "rapid". The gradient in that section of the Colorado is epically shallow. Looks like some massive rock fell but it would have to really have been a huge slab for it to constrict the wide colorado in that section to be more than anything than "hey, mom, how did that rock get there" as you float by with an umbrella up at .25 mph.
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Bush's fault? well go ahead and name just about everyone else in our "government" as well. Might be a long name for a rapid though...
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I,m curious to see what the rock did to the paved road that it had to cross on its way to the river.
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Here's one piece of it
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