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Old 02-25-2011   #1
 
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Westwater: Ice Free as of 2/25/11

I just got this from the ranger at Westwater:

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The canyon is free and floatable. We have at least two private launches headed down this weekend. Alvin will be back at the station on Saturday. It must spring...

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Would this mean that Ruby is clear?
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Less gradient but more sunlight good question anybody know?
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Also...I know normal westwater permits you have to call exactly 2 months in advance to get a permit.
Is it possible to call and see if places are available and get a permit that way ? Say around march 6
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Also...I know normal westwater permits you have to call exactly 2 months in advance to get a permit.
Is it possible to call and see if places are available and get a permit that way ? Say around march 6
Looks like March 6th is still open. You can always check the 2011 Westwater Private Permit Calendar for availability, its updated regularly.
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whats an average cfs guess for early May?
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Obviously weather and snow pack dependent, but it usually starts to do its big climb in mid may. good play levels (<5K) usually get surpassed by mid April.
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just talked to the ranger and he said blacks rocks is still iced up and Ruby is not recommended for floating.
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I just talked to the ranger, and he said that he thinks the main flow should be clear through Ruby/Horsethief, mostly based on the water temperature. Dusting off the paddling muscles and cruising Ruby/Westy this weekend!
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Westwater this Sunday. Hope the weather holds out on us.
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