Carb to Westbank - Roaring Fork Ramp Conditions
It looks like there is going to be a break in the weather with lows for the next 5 days in the 38 to 42 degree range in Carbondale. I have been itching for a window in the weather to make my maiden voyage in the new raft (14' Hyside with DRE fishing frame).
This will be a fly fishing focused trip. I will probably have an open spot for another fisherman and will be coming from Denver if anyone is interested. Probably shooting for Sunday. Be warned, I am a newby on the oars, and this is a maiden voyage.
Does anyone know if the ramps have been plowed? I have been told the river is in good shape, and not too boney right now, but the condition of the ramps, particularly at Westbank, are unknown. I am hoping to find out some more info before I drive all the way from Denver.
I would also love to have an experienced oarsman in the boat with me that doesn't mind giving some pointers. Is this a bad idea? The river is pretty mild through there, and I have floated it with a guide, but I am new to the oars and want to get as much practice in as I can before the rivers start going up. Current flows in Glenwood are 471.
Any help would be appreciated, was planning on staying in Glenwood in a cheap hotel Saturday night, and getting on the water mid-morning. How long is the float at these flows?
Thanks in advance!