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Old 05-25-2016   #1
 
Breckenridge, Colorado
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Does anyone have new beta with current flows. Going camping in M this weekend and want to throw the SUP in for some fun, but have not run that section at that flow rate. THanks.

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Old 05-25-2016   #2
 
Twin Falls, Idaho
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It's running about 21000 cfs right now.


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Old 05-25-2016   #3
 
telluride, Moab, UT
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It will be pretty exciting at that level, but there is a mellow stretch if you put in at take out beach and go downstream from there. I could link up w you if you want a friend to SUP.
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Old 05-25-2016   #4
 
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What about from Hittle Bottom to Take-Out Beach? From what I've read it's just a bunch of larger wave trains, stout eddy fences and a notable hole on the right side of White's.
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Old 05-25-2016   #5
 
telluride, Moab, UT
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I am sure people are doing it. Bring a drysuit and a leash and expect to have some fun. You can skirt sides and always get down to your knees. I did the grand this Jan and we had a 17 year old who boggie boarded every rapid. I was thinking about rigging an inflatable kayak seat on my SUP for high water daily trips and use a kayak paddle, then the dog could go.
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Old 05-25-2016   #6
 
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Just ran it in a kayak over the weekend. New rapid was definitely the crux of the run. Stay left in whites and you'll be fine

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Old 05-25-2016   #7
 
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New Rapid and Rocky Rapid are no joke on an SUP when it's running high. New's wave trains culminate in a massive whirlpool that are no problem for a raft or kayak but serious on an SUP. Likewise, the entire right side of Rocky Rapid is undercut with strong swirly currents. Had a friend on an SUP there last year at high water (29K if I recall) who fell off her board and went for a long, deep, scary swim. All was well in the end but it taught me a lesson about easy runs in high water. Treat it like any other flood stage run. It's not the usual booze cruise at these levels on an SUP.


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Old 05-26-2016   #8
 
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hhhmmmm......

Just looked at it yesterday... it will be a fast run! I do that stretch a lot and on the current flow at the New Rapid etc it would be intimidating. Most beaches are underwater as you can imagine and its flowing fast. Like another said, below Take Out Beach your good.
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Old 05-27-2016   #9
 
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New Rapid and Rocky Rapid are no joke on an SUP when it's running high. New's wave trains culminate in a massive whirlpool that are no problem for a raft or kayak but serious on an SUP. Likewise, the entire right side of Rocky Rapid is undercut with strong swirly currents. Had a friend on an SUP there last year at high water (29K if I recall) who fell off her board and went for a long, deep, scary swim. All was well in the end but it taught me a lesson about easy runs in high water. Treat it like any other flood stage run. It's not the usual booze cruise at these levels on an SUP.


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Even in a raft. We ran it at 25,000 and the wave train at New dumped us into the whirling eddy on the left. As I got into position to peel out in the current the eddy line surged and nearly flipped my 15' raft, had to high side to keep it from going over. But that's what I was thinking...grocery run no big deal whoops. The same day my mother in law flipped her IK on the right side of Rocky rapid and went into a whirl pool beneath the rock overhang on that side she had a deep long swim there. But it looks like levels are dropping now.
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Old 05-28-2016   #10
 
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So where is the New Rapid on the daily? Sounds like we got one up on the Yampa too.

We had a day camping at (Whites?) a beach at the tail of a rapid with a big hole at the top and a small cliff on the right. With three humans and a dog and a 5 gal micro-keg on a 14 footer my judgement got the best of me and we went around it on purpose and pulled onto the beach for camp. We spent the afternoon pulling in the gear and swimmers we could and finishing that micro-keg off. Great carnage day. Level was 15K, seems like that hole is there from there on up.

Levels are dropping now because of another cold front slowing it down again, snow is still accumulating. There is lot of water left in the high country and it is only just now starting to melt. Looking at another father's day peak on the Ark.

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