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Old 07-09-2015   #1
 
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Pump House to Rancho - Tubers?

Hey, All -

So, I've run the upper CO mainly for fishing sessions late the the season (open deck dory)...say around 1000 CFS. This Sat I'm looking at running the whitewater rig (decked rig) at ~3,500 CFS.

Qutestions:

* Will the drunk kooks in tubes be out at that level? Seems unlikely, but...

* Will the big rock in the middle of Eye of the Needle be complete submerged at current levels? I'll run river right.

* While not advisable I know, at what level could one punch the Yarmony hole, or at least not hit the rock? Just curious I'll run river left

* Any new cool things to check out this year? I suspect the hot spring will be under water


Thanks as always for the intel,
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Hey, All -

So, I've run the upper CO mainly for fishing sessions late the the season (open deck dory)...say around 1000 CFS. This Sat I'm looking at running the whitewater rig (decked rig) at ~3,500 CFS.

Qutestions:

* Will the drunk kooks in tubes be out at that level? Seems unlikely, but...

* Will the big rock in the middle of Eye of the Needle be complete submerged at current levels? I'll run river right.

* While not advisable I know, at what level could one punch the Yarmony hole, or at least not hit the rock? Just curious I'll run river left

* Any new cool things to check out this year? I suspect the hot spring will be under water


Thanks as always for the intel,
-Fin
Tubers.........no
Needle's Eye.........go right
Yarmony.................go left
Pumphouse put in now has a play wave built in
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Old 07-09-2015   #3
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Doubt there will be tubes at that level
They tend to use rancho to state bridge, colorado river center at rancho rents them, hopefully not at 3500 though.

Needles starting to pour over [email protected] 3300

Hot springs flooded but you wouldn't want to get in on a saturday anyhow.

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There are typically zero tubers in that stretch....unless they are with a raft. Awesome mid flow. rapids fun enough and enough water to move you in the lake to Rancho
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There are typically zero tubers in that stretch....unless they are with a raft. Awesome mid flow. rapids fun enough and enough water to move you in the lake to Rancho
Sweet. Thanks you guys for the comments. Sounds good. I had read about that new play wave up at the put-in some time ago, but spaced it out. It'll be fun to check that out albeit from the shore.

Have a great / safe weekend,
-Fin
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Was up there a couple weeks ago and the most fun part was the ride from rancho to state bridge. Once through the lake it was pretty much fun water the rest of the way and took about 45 minutes
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c'mon now, there's at least a couple tubers up here!
we've been tubing from launch 1 to launch 3 pretty much every morning while we're waiting for our customers.
pumphouse to pumphouse!!!!!!!
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Was up there a couple weeks ago and the most fun part was the ride from rancho to state bridge. Once through the lake it was pretty much fun water the rest of the way and took about 45 minutes
Nice. Thanks for that detail. We'll have to consider. It's a time thing, unfortunately -- you know, turn and burn!
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Last sat. Launched around 11:30 and saw no tubers at all from pumphouse to rancho
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Last sat. Launched around 11:30 and saw no tubers at all from pumphouse to rancho
That's when we'll probably put on as well. How was the wind factor which reminds me, what's the motor policy on the Upper CO? I have a little 6 hp that sure comes in handy in the canyon country when the wind howls up river. It's really quiet as a 4 stroke...we basically troll super slow if I can't make progress downstream on oars alone. I believe the thing has saved my marriage a few times.
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