Dolores: State-Line Rapid More Difficult
I have a trip set to launch Saturday morning from Gateway.
I received a phone call from the BLM on Tuesday for the purpose of informing me that the creek that helps form State-Line Rapid had a rain event between this season and last season, blowing debris into the the river bed. The rapid is, in turn, significantly more difficult to navigate.
She (the ranger) continued to tell me a few boats had wrapped and flipped on the new features and advised me to load my boats lightly so as to be more maneuverable and to consider lining on portaging.
Personally, I am stoked on the challenge... Rig to Flip!
However, on top of informing the community, I would like to scour you all as well to see if anyone has some photos or further beta on the change.
Flows should be between 2000 & 2500 for our run of the rapid around noon Saturday or early afternoon.