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Old 03-13-2017   #1
 
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Piedra is running

Does anyone have any idea how much snow is on the ground in the canyon. Looking to do an overnighter and wondering if there will be dirt to camp on.


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I'm not sure about camping, but keep in mind that 700 cfs at arboles is nowhere near 700 at the upper put in this time of year. Will be super manky up top. I'm not trying to talk you out of going, just keep that in mind that the gauge is reading mostly low elevation snow melt. Have fun if you go for it.
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I'm not sure about camping, but keep in mind that 700 cfs at arboles is nowhere near 700 at the upper put in this time of year. Will be super manky up top. I'm not trying to talk you out of going, just keep that in mind that the gauge is reading mostly low elevation snow melt. Have fun if you go for it.

That's good to know. Thanks


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I would guess there is about 50 cfs at the put-in and 400-500 at the take out (Remember, the lower road is closed until early May.). 1000 is a bare minimum early season.
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she's 1300 now I think we have the bare minimum criteria met anyone up for a launch Saturday?
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Piedra is running

I have sometime off the next few weeks.


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Going off!

Hope some folks are getting on some southern Colorado whitewater. Piedra is 1600 and the San Juan at Pagosa is nearly 1000. Both are the highest flows ever recorded for this date....
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It was a snowy but warm day. There is a river wide tree up top but can portage river right. some logs in other places to watch out for. Don't even start asking if the road is open it will be closed for a long time.
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Is the road open?
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