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Old 03-14-2012   #11
 
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I can't add more than the more experienced fellows already did. But I will caution that when just giving the names of rapids to watch out for to a newbie you should also include how the newbie would know where he is. There aren't any signs for them at riverside.

Absolutely, check with 4 Corners about tagging along with others, and look into the train deal. It's a great way to spend the weekend there.

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Yes the scouts are not obvious and you can end up in a class V before you know it. at high flows you can be in a class IV+ rapid that is miles long. in rockwood you can't really scout the first drop it is best to be with someone who knows it well.
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Great information from everyone, thank you. I am planning on many late night drives and long weekends on the Animas this season.

I will be sure to drop in at 4CRS while I am down there. I will find a guide my first time down, and probably walk out at tacoma. I would like to do a few over nighters as well.

thanks boys!!!
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Okay some peeps have expressed interest in the guidebook so here you can purchase the digital edition for 4 bones. Now we just need a waterproof ipad with kayak mount.

Mania's Lost Souls River Guide to the Animas and Piedra Rivers

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Looks nice. Purchased. Is that the same photo spot used in Floaters guide to Colorado?
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Looks nice. Purchased. Is that the same photo spot used in Floaters guide to Colorado?
you know it could be. I remember catching a small eddy about a mile or so below broken bridge to get that shot.
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Shit,forgot I had that guidebook. I need to dig it up out of my library. Thanks
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Nice looking map Dana. It even has Animas through town as a bonus.

Very well done. Can't wait to run that again with more water.
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to catch the Upper A at a lower (700ish CFS) flow, I'm assuming the best time is sometime in June/July on the tail end?
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to catch the Upper A at a lower (700ish CFS) flow, I'm assuming the best time is sometime in June/July on the tail end?
Yes. I've not managed to get there yet, so I hesitate to contribute, but I'm told by reliable sources that catching it on the backside is best cuz it will be warmer then. A train assisted overnighter sounds like the shite...
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