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Old 03-02-2017   #1
 
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Hello, new member here, I have some rowing experience in Driftys, the Yellowstone above Livingston, oar rafts when I was a kid in the box in Toas in the flat water ( my Friends dad was a part owner of an outfitter there) but I would consider myself an amateur. I just finished a Wooden drifty ( I know, I know what was I thinking) I am really wanting to get it out. The normal runs are way to low on the Colorado for me to take it right now ( Río Rancho-State bridge-two Bridges Etc) my question is, would grizzly creek to Two rivers be a good first run for my Woodie at these flows without ping ponging off rocks my first time out with it?
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Old 03-02-2017   #2
 
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Looped - Sure also from glenwood down is ok & from silt to rifle ; just watch the gravel bars carefully and look for the cleanest channel through . I have a uhmw-pe bottom on my boat so it can take the bumps. the water is slow so crashing is in slo-motion.
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Thanks Rog for the Beta, my bottomhas fiberglass cloth impregnated with epoxy and graphite, It's pretty slippery it seems. Are the ramps below glen wood open yet?
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Old 03-02-2017   #4
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Two Rivers, New Castle, Silt are all good. South Canyon is the one to check since the BLM has a gate there. I know it has been closed until April in previous years. Not much sun in that section in the Winter. Very sunny below.
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Thanks Gremlin, I didn't even think about that, since my 13y old daughter will be with me I better keep her in the sun, so silt to rifle maybe what we do.
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South Canyon is open. Couple of weeks ago the snow on the ramp was pretty deep but should be clear now. HMU if you get this way. I have a Mckenzie also and would be glad to join for a back up
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Thanks J, trying to make it up today, getting some chores done here in Denver first, I will let you know if I actually and able to make it and thank you for the offer!!
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