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Old 06-15-2006   #1
 
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San Rafeal, Black Box, this weekend...

This week I hauled out the contacts list, pleaded and cajoled, and barely managed to get a group of 3 interested parties to run it this weekend. As of this evening one has bailed and the 2 of us remaining are looking to add at least one paddler before we comit to the drive. Gimme a call if you can do it, I'm looking for an 11th hour miracle to make this happen 307-399-7363

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Got any beta on the run?
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Mostly class IV. One portage before the first box. One crux drop in the first box, at 1200 it was a V or a seal launch portage (IV+). Rest is IV. 4 miles of flat inbetween the two, and a hike out point to do it in two days with light boats. Second box is more blind, but paddling is still only IV. The most blind drop should be run on the left channel, and then cutting back to the center of the river. Not hard. Lot's of moving flat on after the boxes (like 8ish miles). You can do it in one day if you hike in from the side road, where there is a trailhead. Hike along the left rim of a drywash, and it drops you into the canyon above the good rapids (cutting out 5+ miles of flatwater).

Spotted three beavers and two deer (seperate) swimming the river.

VERY worth the trip. DO IT.

Check out Cottonwood Creek nearby, and Left Fork Huntington on day 2.
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Don't have the IV skills yet. Next summer...

Have a great trip.
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