Hey, thanks for the update! We are usually the first thru that stretch, and just haven't been able to get out yet this spring. And that's why the fence is still up....or at least partly so. I'll ask around (I think I know whose property that is) and see if maybe we can't get a few folks to down to help remove it.
lmeyers, it's a great day, easy float. First run of the year usually have to drop some fences, so I try to get out around 700 cfs, but whenever, we usually send the Apache scout in an IK thru first on the opening run....easy to signal others and get to the fences. By the way, I usually cut River Right and let the fence swing to the left shore. If you are down this way to do the Upper, take an extra day, put in right at the bottom of the hill at the normal takeout, and the takeout for the low run is at Navajo State Park 22ish miles away! and there is even a boatramp at the takeout. rarely boated, lots of private land or southern ute, but very pretty and a great mellow day.