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Old 12-17-2009   #1
 
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Winter boating in Colorado??

I'm really jonesin for the spring. Are there any overnighters that are still running this time of year in the Co-Ut area? Was considering doing a self-support Cataract right after x-mas, but now I'm not sure if that will come through...

Any suggestions??

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Ruby Horsetheif and Westwater come to mind.....
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The Colorado could have ice blockage.

I've done a Thanksgiving overnight on the San Juan and enjoyed it.

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Lower Gunnison maybe? Like Escalante canyon of the Gunnison. When I drove through Delta last week the water was flowing not frozen. Of course, that does not mean much regarding whats happening within a canyon.
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Westwater might have ice dams, but check with the locals and see what the Co is doing around junction and Cataract should be fine this time of year. Though permits still required for both I think.

The black is running, cold in there though.

If it warms back up some, pine/numbers, browns, gorge has water this winter >500 is the plan till march.
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It's been cold in the Gunnison Basin and also along the west slope. Below zero last week in Junction. You are going to start seeing slush in the water soon if it is not already present. Nights are awful cold. Wait until February is my suggestion.
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hmmm i'm definitely feeling the winter paddling jones. i could potentially be down to blast through cataract on a self support kayak mission. i mean, there's only about 75 miles of flatwater, some mediocre class 3, and the potential for hypothermia. fuck it, i've been wanting to test out my new bivy sack anyway.
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Would be interested in bombing down Cat as well for a self-support kayak trip. Tina and I were planning on leaving Tuesday afternoon. Were currently looking at a lower san juan trip... Open to ideas.
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It's been reported elsewhere of significant river ice near Moab this past week.
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anybody interested in a mexico mission in the next few weeks? i've got a jeep and some time to kill. let's do it.
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