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Old 04-12-2006   #1
 
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Poudre river flow

for those interested, i took a ride to the rock gauge on the Poudre located just above Pine view falls...the reading was zero...about where it has been all winter...

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thanks for the info...sure put me in high spirits!
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When is the S. Fork going to run? What's it like? Looks like wilderness....is it pretty scenic?
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I've heard second hand reports that the S. Fork is not a very quality run. Lots of portages, not much of the goods. Other people can probably elaborate better.
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ok so SFCLP,is not continuous high quality whitewater for joe pro's,how does it rate as a class4 wilderness adventure?It will run this year right?
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SF is OK .. one for notching the belt, but not much more in my opinion. I remember 2 fun rapids (one was really fun), some log limbo & a TON of flatwater at the end. Also a weird put-in scenario, some barbwire fences to walk around, nice northern foothills scenery & cattle.

I probably wouldn't do it again.
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It will probably run this year, always hard to tell what that snow pack is and when it goes, also hard to know when it is running and it usually only runs for a short while.
From what I recall, there are some good rapids (mainly 2 like TG said) but it is a tight little run, sometimes few eddies. At high water it might be a challenging class 4+ - 5-. But none the less, a wilderness run, that will challenge new creek boaters and could be a fun one to do with a newer creek boating crew, ie scouting, eddie hoping, portaging, communication skills, etc.

(Usually Spencers is running high when SF is runing, more challenging)


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ps. screw all my friends who don't have to work today going to Bailey.
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Personally, I really want to get a run on the SF this year. I have paddled most of the runs in the area but never the SF or the North Fork for that matter. Any run that is somewhat elusive, has a wilderness feel, requires scouting and eddy hoping and is in the Class IV+ range sounds like a great day for me. Maybe it's a run that you only do once, but I have heard that about the Black Canyon and some other unforgetable runs. Hopefully I will get on it this year, please post if you KNOW it is running! Thanks!

Oh- Any info on the NF....is this run worth it?
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Yo JJ,

there still time for you to catch the train to escalante. i say you blow of working for the man and come boat with the boys...
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luckily I am the man. So I would only be sticking it to myself.
And yes I would like to run Escalante, but leaving for a week on Sunday, so just sticking to Bailey on Saturday.
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