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Old 04-19-2017   #1
 
Lyons, Colorado
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Two Bridges to Catamount

does anyone have beta/time it takes to float two bridges to catamount at these flows ~1000cfs? I'm trying to avoid crowds and thinking of fishing from rancho to catamount over sat/Sunday this weekend. I've done rancho to two bridges at these flows in about 5 hrs. Just making sure I'm not going to have to row my ass through flats for 4 hours...

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Old 04-19-2017   #2
 
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At 777 it took me 7 hours, total mileage of 11.07 and average speed of 1.56mph. We stopped for lunch and at a few spots along the way. You should be fine. Watch the wind reports...
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Old 04-19-2017   #3
 
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Is definitely all day float. Little faster at these flows. Though certainly few rapids (there are a few spots depending on flow that get to II+ or maybe barely III-, but really are nothing to worry about) I wouldn't consider it flat water. For fishing you will still need to back row to slow you're self down, unless there's wind. It's nice down that way

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Old 04-19-2017   #4
 
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Watch out if they get rain out there this week - there's a lot of red dirt down that way that can blow out the water viz pretty quick!

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Tjligon is feeling very adventurous to say there are class 2 to class 3s on that section. The only concern you should have is picking the wrong line because the river splits into 3 options in several areas and reading the only deep channel can be a little tricky. All day though is the float at this level.


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