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Old 09-14-2006   #1
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say what? black canyon flow talk, RMN article

Check this out. Someone posted it to BT.
http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drm...991274,00.html

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Old 09-14-2006   #2
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so uh, anyone want to get on the gunny gorge when it hits 10,000? ill be there....anyone been down the black at that level? i wonder what THAT looks like. NF Payette on steroids? maybe the tsangpo?

did you read the article in todays guco times? that guy, dave miller, whos had the junior water right and was trying to get a water project in taylor park started with in, got his shit served to him in court, when they dismissed his rights altogether. no union park reservoir now!
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fuck yeah... whats it mean for us andy are they gonna let it flow? cause holy shit i wanna be on that maybe not the black but how about the gunny gorge 3 hour shuttle won't be for nothin now hahaha
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.....dead leaves? tree branches? trash?.......whatever they needed to say......only trash i've seen was from lazy kayakers and dumbassed climbers......let nature rip on thru.....would hike in to see the mayhem in the BLACK......would paddle the GORGE......fun @5300cfs......better higher??......we'll see won't we........jr420CB
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whats the nature like at 5300? thats pretty big...especially double plus that....MMMMM i cant wait! itll be interesting to see if it does indeed happen
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are there big waves on the gunny gorge at that level? whats the play like?
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I guess I am quickly descending into the classification of old fart: Yea, I have been on the river at 10,000 through the gorge, and it was awesome. Big Water/ huge waves; but also pretty much a straight shot flush through the lower whitewater. I think we finished to the takeout in less than three hours making the shuttle longer than the run. One thing to note, and I mean chisel into your hard drive: Stay right at boulder garden or you might be cleaning your boat. A ledge hole develops there that is Biblical in proportion. I was the one not paying attention to this advice when I ran at that level. It tends to sneak up on you at that level. Through a sequence of events which I still do not completely understand, I mangaged to extract myself without too much damage, but looking up as I recovered certain body parts floating by, I could see someone spending some time in there. Just look at it at low water, and you can begin to imagine the rapid with those rocks covered. It does not look like it, but a relatively easy sneak develops on the right, but ya got to start over there as I had a fast boat and descent ferry angle and still could not get over in time.

In fact, as a general rule, if you are feeling lost between giant haystacks, head right in the gorge.
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i think i actually know where youre talking about, and im pretty sure we had that conversation after we floated thru, how big that hole must be at high water. its like looking at the rock that forms the huge hole on red gore rapid on pumphouse. im with milo tho, i want to hike in and see the black from river level at 10,000!
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Awesome! Great News! BTW - I don't think the Rocky could have picked a worse photo of Gale Norten. LOL!
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Is the release for this year or will it be next year? We could use a little more boating this year, it has be raining like crazy in Durango but no flows!!!!

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