T-pole in runout of Gore Rapid - Mountain Buzz

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Old 05-02-2008   #1
gunnison, Colorado
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T-pole in runout of Gore Rapid

Pretty gnargar, it can be negotiated right but 1700+ flows make it a hazard. We set safety on the pole. Will be removing said pole tomorow with a tow strap, ropes and a bowsaw, cake. Join us, it will be fun. ###


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Old 05-03-2008   #2
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is it like 2 drops below spanning a channel on the right?

I remember seeing big wood somewhere near there a few weeks ago
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Old 05-03-2008   #3
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aight: long story/short

Sorry the last post was so brief, it was pirated Internet access on a barely glare-tolerant screen.

There was a Telegraph/Telephone pole laying across 2/3 of the channel right below the various cruxi of Gore Rapid. It made meat lines incredibly heinous.

We roped and dislodged it today, successfully swinging it in to the the mid rapid eddy on river left. It is anchored there to both the shore and riverbed.

It is not a hazard at this point. High water may change the situation. As our crew is by no means local to this area and we are returning home presently, someone else should take a look at this big heavy chunk of wood.

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