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Old 05-20-2008   #1
 
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Upper Fryingpan

The upper fryingpan hit 600 cfs last night. Has anyone been on this section or know of any hazards that may be lurking in the water. I will be in the area Thursday and Friday and hope to get on it. I have family in town but would love to get on the river EARLY one morning if any locals out there want to do a dawn patrol run. Let me know.

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Johnny, never boated it, but did take a look once. It was too low at just under 300 and we went elsewhere. Much of the run is roadside and you can take a look at in as you drive the shuttle. There is wood (of course) and if I recall there was maybe a diversion structure. You might be in luck with flows. 500 should be a decent level. Lots of boulder garden type drops. I'd check the gauge before you drive up as its a long drive and the level fluctuates a lot during the day. If its 450 or higher get on it.

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We hit it 2 yrs ago at a little over 500 - fun little run, and at that flow recall 2 drops have a little sauce to them. But overall, not too difficult and pretty fun. The significant drops are pretty easy to scout, and the boogie water in between is mostly boulder gardens like DSP said. Wood is pretty likely tho- prescout what you can.
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Thanks for the info....still anyone want to hit it up Thursday or Friday?
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Anybody know any good campsites nearby where we can have our dogs off leash?
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off leash? alaska maybe?
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where do you camp Steven? the koa?
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hopefully somewhere w/o dogs...
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