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Old 07-05-2015   #1
 
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Down Cottonwood on Roaring Fork

There is a rather large cottonwood down across the left channel between El Jebel and Catherine's Store, about halfway down. Water was flowing over it when we went by, but it forms a rather large drop, and it was not much. As flows drop, that's going t get uglier. No good place to portage either. You can't really see it until you are right on it. It comes after the river bends to the right.

There wasn't much in the way of landmarks (and I am not familiar with the area), but on a map, it is just after Arlian Road. The current wants you to go to the left channel, but there is a right channel so when in doubt stay right.

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Old 07-05-2015   #2
 
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Just found this on the Taylor Creek Fly Shop Web site:

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Floaters - Please be aware of a fallen tree on the river left channel in Rock Bottom Ranch making it impassable, a mile below the tree nursery. Landmarks to look for would include an adobe house on river right BEFORE coming into the channel split, and an osprey nest on the powerline BELOW the split. You will think that the river left channel is the way to go but BE SURE to take the river right channel.
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There is also a large cottonwood blocking the right channel 3/4 of a mole down from Jaffe park on the upper roaring fork!/
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that is mile ..not mole!! Ha Ha
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Old 07-28-2015   #6
 
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Does anyone know who we might talk to about trying to remove the tree between Basalt and Catherine Store? As the water comes down this is definitely becoming more of a hazard because the left channel is the main channel. I've got a truck and a tow strap. Who has a chain saw? It's a bummer cause this stretch is prime for fishing right now.
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