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Old 06-03-2015   #1
 
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Hey Boulder Creek Rafters...

Flows are up to raft-able levels. I mean the oar rig, not just the high side mini.

There are a handful of sweeper trees throughout town, who's removal would make passage more pleasant, particularly for your unwary bow flower.

If anyone wants to chip in on clearing these out, it would be great.

Gauge is reading 465, with another 35 or so from four mile. It felt just a bit bigger tonight compared to previous years calibration.

Saw a couple cats running shuttle, Maybe Rich can provide a quick TR and more specifics on where needs to be pruned.

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The tree that would be good to take out, especially, is the one in the buttress, but those folks have never been super friendly toward boaters, and I can't see another way to get that tree out. I could help out Friday afternoon. Have chainsaw, will travel...
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Thanks for posting Dave. Can't wait to get on there and hopefully it'll have a good, long season this year.

The branches are something to consider; safety glasses are great for those after work runs when it's getting dusk before the takeout.

Have fun this weekend!

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Dave, It wasn't me you saw. Although there is another Rich also with a blue 12' Hyside. I could do some wood removal on Saturday and would love to get in a run. Have not done BC since flood and am leaving for the Selway/SFS on Sunday. Could also do Friday after work, but less time/daylight.
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Hoping to get out Sunday or a weeknight next week.



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Any interest in Saturday?
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Doing the North Platte Saturday.


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What's the optimal, and maximum, sized rubber for Boulder? I have yet to row it, but would love to get on Sunday or evenings next week.
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I could help out tomorrow (Saturday).

Slowgan - optimal is small, say 12' boats and below. Maximum really depends on your skill level and tolerance for bouncing off things. I'd say not more than 14'. Being a creek the real difficulty with rowing is being on line and getting your oar into the water instead of having your oar hitting shore. That said someone has probably rowed a 16' cat on the creek as some point and had fun doing it.
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Sticking around on account of rain and planning to get on the creek this weekend or even this afternoon/evening. 14' RMR. Have only ever paddle boated it in years past, down to about 415, which my notes tell me is the absolute lowest to go. We'd also be down to help clean it up Saturday or Sunday morning. No chain saws but happy to bring manpower.


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