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Old 07-12-2010   #1
 
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West Fork Clear Creek?

Is West Fork Clear Creek (Untitled Page) still runnable at these flows. I know that eddyflower says its too low but I'm only looking to run Coors Falls, any thoughts?

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A waterfall is still a waterfall until there's no water going off it. Then it's a seal launch. You would be amazed at how little water you need to run stuff, in general. Once Natalie and I ran big south with 20 cfs coming out of the res, and like 120 cfs at takeout. The inbetween stuff was really terrible, but all the signature drops were still good to go.

So yes, go do the falls. It will be easier than at high water, and might make for a better photo, too. Let me know whether it's lower or higher than our run: here (check the middle of the page, for "upper clear creek").
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Definitely runnable.

There were some folks up running it last sat afternoon.

I've run the top 3 drops in my playboat down to 55. (left slot on 3 gets nasty below 75!)
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A waterfall is still a waterfall until there's no water going off it. Then it's a seal launch. You would be amazed at how little water you need to run stuff, in general. Once Natalie and I ran big south with 20 cfs coming out of the res, and like 120 cfs at takeout. The inbetween stuff was really terrible, but all the signature drops were still good to go.

So yes, go do the falls. It will be easier than at high water, and might make for a better photo, too. Let me know whether it's lower or higher than our run: here (check the middle of the page, for "upper clear creek").
Do you know what the cfs was in that photo?
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Definitely runnable.

There were some folks up running it last sat afternoon.

I've run the top 3 drops in my playboat down to 55. (left slot on 3 gets nasty below 75!)
Is there an easy out of the river right eddy below the second drop? I'm just looking for a park n Huck
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Fairly simple eddy on the right after #2 at these levels.

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They could have just left Lawson proper alone and built ONE park & huck below it, instead we got that piece of monkey s#!t with the nice amenities.

Sorry, couldn't resist
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We need a WW park just below Coors falls. I think the 3rd drop would be a GREAT freestyle spot!!

Mcquillen, if you want to park & huck in an evening, lemme know. I live just down the road & haven't run it this year, I need a good excuse to get my fat ass off my DH bike!

btw, only PV$$ies stop after drop 2. What a waste
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btw, only PV$$ies stop after drop 2. What a waste
Ya well I'm only fifteen and the highest class I've done is IV- (Numbers @ around 586). I think that I have the technique to do those two drops, but my dad is hesitant about letting me run them, I also haven't seen the third drop. How much further down is the third drop? My dad and I aren't going to run it this weekend but we are going to go check it out on Thursday.
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Ya well I'm only fifteen and the highest class I've done is IV- (Numbers @ around 586). I think that I have the technique to do those two drops, but my dad is hesitant about letting me run them, I also haven't seen the third drop. How much further down is the third drop? My dad and I aren't going to run it this weekend but we are going to go check it out on Thursday.
Sarcasm bro, sarcasm. The 3rd drop is nasty at lower water, and is a real pain in the a$$ to get out after at low water as well. (doable for sure, but a pain)

The top two if you have a quick roll are near zero consequence at lower water. It's very easy to get out before you get to the 3rd drop, there's a big pool above it.
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Sarcasm bro, sarcasm. The 3rd drop is nasty at lower water, and is a real pain in the a$$ to get out after at low water as well. (doable for sure, but a pain)

The top two if you have a quick roll are near zero consequence at lower water. It's very easy to get out before you get to the 3rd drop, there's a big pool above it.
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