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Old 05-10-2011   #1
 
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What's Pumphouse like at 5k?

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The rock in Eye of the Needle becomes a pourover/hole. You can still make it right of the rock/pourover/hole, or go over it if you're feeling ballsy. Fun wave trains after. The rock in the beginning of Yarmony also becomes a big hole that will flip a raft - happened to my buddy last season at around 5200cfs. My husband hit it in his 16' cat and had no problems, and then our buddy tried in his 14' raft and didn't make it. He swam past the island campsites and got out right after. The waves in Yarmony after that hole are fun. Take the same lines you would at low water if you want to miss those holes and enjoy the waves. It's really fun!
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Fun & Easy. Less paddling even with strong headwinds, some large logs cruizing down river. Needles Eye Rock is underwater. Big pourover & wave river right at the start of Yarmony rapid! Fun. Current through the Lake's is great. Wave trains really pick up between Rancho & State Bridge. fun! Kinda mellow down thar, seems like the high water keeps folks away. Enjoy.
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When it hits upper 5k to 6k eye of the needle is no longer there...Yarmony is dangerous but easy to avoid. The river is fast, but way more fun than any other time you'll ride it!
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Ran pumphouse to radium yesterday at about 4500 and the needle was still poking out of the water. Waters moving fast, once you enter the canyon its pretty much a continous riffle till just before radium.
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I seem to remember around 5k is the biggest level for most rapids. 6.5k I remember almost everything flushed and moving except Yarmony which was quite big. Pretty loose memory, and I've never rafted it. YMMV.
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Very good, thanks guys!

Nicho, got your PM. I'll definitely let you know if things work out before friday. Thx
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go wicked left at yarmony to avoid the hole, once around it pull back to the right!
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