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Old 2 Weeks Ago   #1
 
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John day Clarno rapid. 10 to 12k cfs advice

Hey guys just grabbed a permit for clarno to cottonwood. But going to be a huge spike tomorrow. Ran it several times but 6k at the highest. What does it look like at 10 to 12k. Good on the oars and have a 16 ft maravia. Thanks

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Clarno was nothing in a drift boat at 11K, but my memory way be a little fuzzy after 40 years. It took about 11 hours to go from Clarno to Cottonwood.
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I've run it numerous times between 1300 and 8500. Just gets easier/less-specific with more water. I launch the 31st, hope we still have 2500.
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Whooo. Now over 15k. But the weather looks fantastic
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Fast and flat. Clarno will be washed out. Bigger issues likely at hard corners and S-turns crashing into high walls like Burnt Ranch and others; sharp eddy lines, etc. There are no rapids, you're just dealing w high volume.
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N Fork now at 11k, John Day at Service Creek 19K after peaking at over 25k???. Yowza
Whats going on out there?
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Whats going on out there?
About 2" of rain fell in 24 hours on the northern blue mtns. Grande Ronde at Perry crested at a historical high, flooding in the Grand Ronde valley etc etc.
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Wow. There is a group, from Southern Oregon on the Grand Ronde as we speak. They put on Tuesday. That had to be one hell of a surprise. Group has a lot of experienced boaters, hopefully they are all safe.
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Also launching at Clarno on 31st. See you on the river,
Bob in 16 foot Avon, one boat trip
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been down at 10,000 pretty straight forward with a big fun wave train

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