westwater trip with current h2o levels? - Mountain Buzz

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Old 05-31-2011   #1
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westwater trip with current h2o levels?

I have a permit for next week and have two good oarsman, no one knows what 30k-40k cfs is gonna look like. we have two experienced kayakers in addition. just lookin for some beta on what to expect

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Old 05-31-2011   #2
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I haven't seen it often at these levels, but the two trips I did in this range (at 33K and 40K) - - were similar in that most of it is washed out BUT the current is really strong, there are some powerful laterals here and there and horrific eddy lines and boils. At Skull it will be piling up high on the rock-o'-shock and will take you there FAST if you don't get left. I don't recall much else, except really fast, powerful current. Not good for swimming. Be conservative and be ready to pull hard and work the oars to be where you want to be in the currents.
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appreciate the info! Thanks
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