Unfortunately I missed the window again this year, but I spent a little more time today scouting and removing wood from Chalk Creek.
There is a section of mediocre III-IV from Alpine to Cascade that I have been looking at...the top and bottom look good to go, but the middle has a couple of places where it forks and there is quite a bit of wood.
Where the real goods are is from Chalk Lake Campground to the Colorado Trail Bridge...I walked most of it today, and it looks like a high quality solid V-V+ run that could be lots of fun if the portages were well marked (I saw a couple of drops that reminded me of Paralyzer on LC)...here are a couple of pics
This was near the top of the gorge, the first 1/2 mile or so looked like this:
This really nice looking slide was about halfway down to the Mt. Princeton Campground. It looked a little shallow at 100 cfs, but I bet at 200 it would be a rockin good time!
This is what most of the "in-between" stuff looked like...pretty much good fun.
Too bad the window was so short this season, Chalk Creek spiked to 1200 back on the 6th and since then has dropped uncharacteristicly fast:
This run needs some attention for next year, it has the potential to be a fantatstic creek run, closer to BV than LC or CC...