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Old 12-14-2013   #1
 
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silly question

I have just finished rigging a brand new 16' Sotar that I will be taking on the Grand in April. I am leaving mid January for 2 months and when I return I will only have 2 weeks before I put in.

I need to row this raft somewhere before then. I was thinking Pueblo reservoir. Does anyone know if I can get in there this time of year, is there ice?

Or any other suggestions of where I might be able to test drive my new ride.

Thanks in advance

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If there is ice you can probably just take the raft up to Shoshone and grizzly for a warmup.
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The lower part of Dillon Res was open a few days ago.
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If there is ice you can probably just take the raft up to Shoshone and grizzly for a warmup.
I don't run my 16' cat down Shoshone under 1500 cfs - without ice shelfs. Grizz to Gwood froze over at No Name. Glenwood down is open and is mostly sunny past South Canyon. South Canyon ramp is gated for the season.
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Plus a reservoir is a bit better to work out any bugs. Height of oar towers etc. Rather not have to watch out for obstacles, just get a good feel of the boat or if I need to adjust things it is a lot easier.
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I didn't know there was so much to getting it ready. I was just throwing out an option. I guess if the reservoirs are iced over this significantly reduces your options. You might be able to find a report via one of the fishing websites. The ice fisherman are probably reporting some conditions. With that said, Shoshone is at 1200 CFS if it holds should be a decent New Years Day paddle.
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This website has some info on boating hours.

Lake Pueblo | Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Their winter boating hours are posted on there.

Conditions here:

http://www.parks.state.co.us/Parks/L...onditions.aspx
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