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Old 05-21-2011   #1
 
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slaughterhouse in a 14' cat

i have never run slaughterhouse falls in my cat. i have looked at it and would love to run it, but i am told by some that i will NOT fit under the bridge behind the ABC. i run smith hill down as much as possible, but want to expand my horizons.
are the flow charts really correct right now, the upper fork is hovering around 100 cfs? if it werent raining everyday i would hop on the bike and go check it out first hand.

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I have a friend who does it quite a bit in his cat. So yes.
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There are NO "LOW" bridge issues on the Roaring fork.
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Old 05-22-2011   #4
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There is a low bridge issue

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There are NO "LOW" bridge issues on the Roaring fork.
The bridge behind the ABC is an issue when the fork is running up there. I work at the abc and have looked at it at high water and it has come over the deck of it.
The best way to see it is to take the rio grand trail to the bridge on a bicycle and look at it to see if you will clear it or take a walk down the steps at the abc to see it. At high water you will be screwed as there are no eddies to catch in the section below Slaughter house and no roads to bring your trailer to. So check it out before you run it and be safe.
Pasta you should look at it also. Bad advice will get someone in trouble if you don't know what your talking about.
Sort of like showing up to river trip without any food after you have been told to bring your own
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after reading that there were NO low bridge issues i thought great, but why did someone tell me there was a problem.
then the next post confirms why i havent run it yet.
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after reading that there were NO low bridge issues i thought great, but why did someone tell me there was a problem.
then the next post confirms why i havent run it yet.
Its still not running yet, pm me and I'll meet you at the abc(where I work) and we'll walk down to the bridge so this way you know whats up.
Tuesday is my last day working until June 1st.
and i am always willing to help a fellow river rat.
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Have run it at 1000 cfs in a 13' cat with no problem, unless this bridge is brand new?
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Have run it at 1000 cfs in a 13' cat with no problem, unless this bridge is brand new?
No it's behind the ABC, it when it get high high water (like i hope it gets this year it will be an issue
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Just did two Slaughterhouse runs at 1100 to 1300 and bridge is no problem. However talked to several locals and guides and the general concensus was it becomes a problem at 2000. Everyone was referring to the "Roaring Fork below Maroon Creek" Gauge.

Also put in at the Art Museum to add a couple scenic miles to the run with one additional low bridge that can be avoided by taking the left channel.
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having never run it, i would like to run with someone, anyone mind if i tag along? i can go most afternoons and weekends
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