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Old 3 Weeks Ago   #1
 
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Update: Blue River Strainer

Boulder Creek Rapid is impassable due to a river wide strainer in Blue Chute. It has shifted from where it was earlier in the week. It is currently pinned between the weir on river right and the rocks on river left.

There is no line around it for a raft. A kayak may be able to sneak right.
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Blue Chute is open! Big half of the tree has been chopped up on shore river left. Small half went downstream and stopped on the left around the corner, plenty of room on the right. Gonna try and clean up the rest of the mess tomorrow.
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Nice job dude!! Thanks for doing that. Stoked to run it soon! Cheers!
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Awesome! This section is one of my favorites and will be cranking when the water comes up. I learned how to guide a paddle raft on it and I've even got a '95 runoff story about it from the time I got cured of kayaking...
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