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Old 2 Weeks Ago   #11
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That doesn't bode well for RHT being clean of dams.

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I just flew over that section yesterday. There are ice dams in the river.
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Cottonwood campsites.

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I just flew over that section yesterday. There are ice dams in the river.
Is there a plane fuselage about 1,500 feet up river from the Cottonwood campsites, south side of river? I could be thinking of another spot.
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Is there a plane fuselage about 1,500 feet up river from the Cottonwood campsites, south side of river? I could be thinking of another spot.

Is that still there? I would have thought they would have removed it by now.
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3 to 4 years ago.

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Is that still there? I would have thought they would have removed it by now.
Up to about 3 to 4 years ago it was, a friend with a Piper J3 Cub flew me up that canyon and we spotted it. Never knew the story behind it or how it ended up there.
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Up to about 3 to 4 years ago it was, a friend with a Piper J3 Cub flew me up that canyon and we spotted it. Never knew the story behind it or how it ended up there.

In a nutshell, plane crashed, RHT boaters saw it, rescued the pilot and took him to safety. I would have thought that the Colorado BLM would have made them recover the wreckage, however given the location (no, I've not seen it myself, just heard the stories) it might be a very expensive proposition involving heavy lift helicopters, not to mention the deference to the nesting Bald Eagles in the area...
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Thanks MNichols, for that information, I remember reading about that aircraft incident, lucky those rafters were there to assist that pilot, nice work on their part. Back to river business, though.
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Did a mtb ride today on Rustlers overlooking the entrance to Horsethief Canyon. And I stopped at the Loma boat ramp and took a video—see attached. Eddy was frozen over and a good but of ice flowing. Look carefully in the sky toward the end of the video—see it?
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Thank you for all the info. It's looking like mid Feb might be the time to start really looking at the river conditions. Hopefully sun will be hitting all parts of the river by then. I'm wondering when the water will start to really come up. I don't want it to be over about 5000cfs for canoeing. Right now it seems like it's going down. I imagine mid February will still be pretty low.
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I floated it in early April last year (big snow year) and I think it was only at 8,000 or so. It stays low pretty late.
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