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Old 06-27-2008   #1
 
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Poudre or the Ark?

At current flows what is more fun the Poudre or the Ark. I would probably run Upper Mish thru Bridges on the Poudre or Numbers thru Fraction on the Ark maybe Pine Creek, Clear Creek of the Ark or Browns.

What are ya'lls opinions.

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In my opinion, Ark without question. Numbers at this level can't be touched by the Poudre. Have fun wherever you decide to go!!
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That was not the answer I was looking for. Unfortunately it looks like I am going to the Poudre. I'm sure it will still be fun I wanted to hit numbers at this level.
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Poudre rocks at this level. It’s non stop in your face read and run from the top of upper mish through the take out for Bridges. That run is probably my favorite in Colorado, though as a whole river the Ark takes the cake.

You won’t be disappointed, the in between stuff looks a lot smaller from the road than the water, just be ready for an exhausting trip on a fast moving river.

Oh yea, and don’t be a puss, punch Pineview right down the middle.
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That what I wanted to hear! Now I'm pumped.
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Better answer Monday

Currently planning to run Stevens Down on Poudre Sat. and Pine Creek or Numbers through Fractions on Sunday... I think they'll both be great in their own ways, however I personally would choose #'s as I haven't seen it at this level before, and as you might have guessed by my user name, Love that river!!!
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Ark, no question.
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At current flows what is more fun the Poudre or the Ark. I would probably run Upper Mish thru Bridges on the Poudre or Numbers thru Fraction on the Ark maybe Pine Creek, Clear Creek of the Ark or Browns.

What are ya'lls opinions.
Given the flows for each, (for rafters) and taking into consideration the historical flows, I would say PineCreek, Numbers, Poudre, Browns. Gorge would be a different story but you didn't ask about that. The Poudre at 4+' is fairly challenging (I think) in anyone's book. but well below PC and #'s. Brown's is really fun above 2.5K- but not as challenging as the Poudre at 4'.
but hey, let's get real- it's a hell of a year
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Poudre without a doubt. There is no river run in Colorado that compared to Stevens Down, espically at 4 ft. The Poudre is back to back continuous rapids all the way down, a great run at any time.
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Seriously, you guys are blowing up the numbers like its gods gift to boating. The numbers blows goats, I have proof. Now those that know me, know my hatred for the # but I know so many people that get to # 4 (whatever has the little drop in it) and think they are at number 1.

As for the ark being better as a whole that is ridiculous. The ark has a way longer boatable stretch and it still sucks compared to the Poudre. Might I remind you all of a little run called the Big South. That right there makes it better than anythin the arks got. But the Poudre has quality class I-VI.

The point being you are going to have a great time on the Poudre. Tele's right Stevens down is the best class IV run I have ran
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