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Old 07-02-2015   #1
Eagle, Colorado
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Upper C latest info?

Gonna run the Upper C tomorrow with some friends who don't get on the river that often and was wondering how Eye of the Needle and Yarmony were looking lately? Flows this morning were 3k+
Also, usually not on a time constraint, so never really paid attention, but what's the consensus of run time right now from Pumphouse to Rancho with minimal stoppage for cliff jumping, beverage sipping etc. Shuttle time not included.
Thanks and be safe this weekend!

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Old 07-02-2015   #2
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We ran it Sunday at 3900. Needle had a lateral coming off the right bank. Run right and pivot the bow into the lateral. Fun splashy wave. Yarmony- enter on the left bank and pull to river right below the wave- easy move at these levels. Water was COLD. We saw 5 bald eagles- plan on about 5 hrs on the water.

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Old 07-02-2015   #3
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Ran it tuesday at maybe 3400? the hole after the right slot in needles eye was out, I set up towards the right at the top of the rapid and pushed left to catch some of the down stream back wash from needles eye rock ( the upstream back wash looked a bit ugly), avoiding the hole, and was fine. Needles eye rock was barely a pour over.

Ran yarmony left to right without incident, thought it was a realy fun level in my 11' cat, with some features that could have flipped me in both needles and yarmony.
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Old 07-02-2015   #4
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I was out there yesterday (Wednesday) and it was pretty tame. Run EOTN just right of center and be sure to hit the lateral wave off the right shore with your bow. The rock is above water and this move is easy to make. Yarmony was the typical far left move at the top of the rapid followed by moving center-right to stay off the wall and turbulent water at the bottom. It took us 3.5 hours from Pumphouse to Rancho with a stop for lunch at the Island Campsite. Be sure to take your bug spray as the mosquitos are pretty hungry this time of year. I jumped the cliff at Radium and the water was still plenty deep, but no Hot Springs yet. Have fun out there!

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