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Old 09-28-2008   #1
 
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Rapids Above Shoshone?

What run are the rapids above Shoshone (approx 1 mile upstream?) part of, and what class are they?? They look really nice from the road, but a bunch of flat water before them!! Just wondering! I'd like to add that to the Shoshone run next time I go!! Thanks!

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Um, don't read much hah? That's barrel springs and is mostly class IV with the exception of the waterfall onto a flat ledge with a undercut nearby that at best is a V, and at worst is a VI. Most put in below Kayakers Nightmare. Barrel Springs is considered a V at 2000 cfs, so at 1850 it should be exciting enough.
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Um, don't read much hah? That's barrel springs and is mostly class IV with the exception of the waterfall onto a flat ledge with a undercut nearby that at best is a V, and at worst is a VI. Most put in below Kayakers Nightmare. Barrel Springs is considered a V at 2000 cfs, so at 1850 it should be exciting enough.
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Hmm, I thought that there were a couple that were below both the powerplant and dam but above the shosho put-in. I should remember this considering we were just there on saturday.
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Colorado below Shoshone dam

Upper Death-class V:
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Lower Death-class IV+:
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Life After Death-class IV+:
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Barrel Springs-solid class IV:
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Hmm, I thought that there were a couple that were below both the powerplant and dam but above the shosho put-in. I should remember this considering we were just there on saturday.
First is the dam...then is kayaker's nightmare (or upper blah, blah, blah) then is barrel springs, then is the riverwide wave (Name?), Then is the shoshone powerplant, followed almost immediately by the boat ramp (thus shoshone boat ramp).
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Barrell is considered 4+? Who can up with that rating?
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That seems pretty close to me, depending on the water level. Do you think it's easier or harder than that?
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well, gary's idea of class 4+ is probably a little different than most peoples idea of 4+........
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I think even Gary would agree that Barrel was IV+ when it hit 18G's this summer. Upper Death might even be a V, right?
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