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Old 06-15-2015   #1
 
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Play park at Pumphouse?

I read that the play park at Pumphouse is finished. Does anyone know if rafts can still put in at Launch A? Is there a slot, or is the play wave raft-friendly?

I know the water is pretty big up there now, just wondering what it looked like when they opened it in May...

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Just keep your boat straight and you will flush right through it. If you want you can scout it from the put in. At high water it is a nice river wide wave and at lower water there is a boat shoot on river right.
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Ah the old GoreyHole... I once stuck my raft in a GoreyHole wasnt the best idea.
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Old 06-16-2015   #4
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Rafts CAN still put in at the first launch.

In speaking with a BLM lady and a kayak crew doing swift water training, the magic number seems to be between 700 and 1000 cfs (as far as the wave goes). I have been through it lower and way higher. At above 4k there is a little train on the middle right that I go through when I have my fly rods and stuff. But the kayaking crew said they tried pretty hard to flilp a raft and they really couldnt do it. So youre probably good.

Theres my info- but probably dont listen to me, Ive only been rowing for a year.
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We ran it the weekend before last at 5600 cfs. We hit the park head on and it was a fun rapid. We did hit the yarmony hole.
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Looking to run it tomorrow to tune up for a Deso trip in 2 weeks.

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So is it any good for kayak play at the high flows?


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The wave is good but the eddy access is gone. You have to hike after each ride. I'm gonna try and go tomorrow afternoon and we update.
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