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Old 05-06-2015   #1
 
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Rancho to 2 bridges in high water?

Hi all, thanks for reading my thread. Wondering whether the rancho to 2 bridges run on the upper C becomes noticeably more difficult during peak runoff? We raft to fish, and haven't been on anything tougher than an occasional class 3 move. I can't think of anything on that stretch that would become class 3 or higher in high water, but I've only really done it at 2,000 CFS and lower. We run a 16' DRE with full fishing frame.

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You should be fine. It's an easy float.
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low bridge

At peak runoff (in big years) one of the 2 bridges can be too low to pass under and you have to take out at an upstream private property ramp. Doubt it will hit that high this year though.
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Pretty mellow. There are a couple sections that you might get wet on but should be a nice ride!


With the talk about the Upper C.... Has anyone been up there the past few days after all this moisture? Wondering about water clarity!

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Floated Pumphouse to SB yesterday, water is very murky. OP you will be fine. Just some splashy wave trains below Rio.

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