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Old 05-05-2012   #1
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14 foot raft on the Ark tomorrow?

How crazy would it be to head to BV tomorrow for some rafting? Not worried about technical run but I don't know if a 14 ft. Boat will make it. Any thoughts?

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I'd be delighted to have 600 cfs to row my 14' on Brown's if it'll last til August. I remember once when it was 600 cfs watching a petite guide chica load up and push off on an outfitter's 16' gear boat, mounded with about a ton of gear, starting on the Milk Run and supporting a family's multi-day trip through to Canon City. I've never complained about 600 cfs since then. If she could make it on that boat, you'll be fine.

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Everything goes for a 14'er at 600. Fractions is still pretty boney, as is Numbers, but you can certainly get a boat down. Browns is filled in nicely at 600. BTW I think it's going to be more like 700, possibly even a little higher, tomorrow.
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if you cried on the 'upper colorado boneyard' thread then no it is not possible for you. anyone else, yes.

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Let us know how it goes!

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How crazy would it be to head to BV tomorrow for some rafting? Not worried about technical run but I don't know if a 14 ft. Boat will make it. Any thoughts?
Not so much. My buddy and I rowed it at 300, 2 years ago.
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Heading over to run browns! Thanks for the motivation. Will report back this evening.
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I'll be down there all next weekend....camping and running raft down the ARK.
I've started a thread...
https://www.mountainbuzz.com/forums/f...end-42641.html

We've got a few duckies going as well and would love to have more folks!
Looks Like I've still got some room on my raft.

Have fun!

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