Beware the Monsoons! - Mountain Buzz

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Old 07-07-2015   #1
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Beware the Monsoons!

We were on the Upper San Juan this weekend camped at Pour-off our last night. A 25 person group from Flagstaff came in later in the day and decided to camp at what I'll call Upper Pour-off where the actual pour-off for the canyon exists. A girl was nonchalantly recording her conversation with her friends and family during a heavy rain storm under an overhang creek left of the pour-off. The canyon flashed and was quite exciting. Fortunately no one was in the drainage or injured during the event but they did loose some of their gear. Downstream we were alerted by a person from their group and started fishing duckies, drypags, paco pads, hats, kitchen boxes, etc... from the river. Then we went up to their camp to help out.

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Old 07-07-2015   #2
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you're link took some editing to watch. this one should work. glad everyone was ok. and DAMN that's a quick flash flood.
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Damn! Glad no one was hurt. What an awesome and scary sight to see.
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Old 07-09-2015   #4
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Wow...just got off the Juan and could not believe the river fluctuation. I saw so much debris in the river, and a group above us lost two boats the night of July 5th. "Hey TIGER did you find the boats" I bet they went all the way to Lake Powell. First picture is John's Canyon then Slick Horn Canyon. Nothing like that video! Most of the flash flooding came late in the day or at night.

P.S. mosquitoes where not bad at all. More at the put in and Oljeto than anywhere else. If anyone has a Juan trip soon be sure to tie off your boats really good. The night of July 5th the river went from 2800 to 7300!
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Sounds like a couple of boat did run the 70 footer with the sand stakes still attached. Everyone is OK but sounds like a shitty deal. No sure there is much that could be done.
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