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  1. Black Canyon below Hoover Dam: 5hp

    Rafting | Trip Planner
    Has anybody went up from willow beach with a 5hp? I’ve done it a bunch with my other rig which has a 25 hp. I wonder if I wait for the dam to hold back and try to motor my 16 foot raft up????
  2. Black Canyon of the Gunnison rapids beta por favor

    Whitewater Kayaking
    Looking for info on rapids that are below the Warner trail. Ran Gunny gorge wilderness section many times, this time we are hiking in via Warner trail and looking to paddle that lower 1/4 section of the Black Canyon through the wilderness section. Read the AWW description but hoping to find a...
  3. Bear River Black Canyon Release on July 26

    Kayaking | Trip Planner
    PacifiCorp is releasing a one time target flow of 1200 cfs into Black Canyon to measure environmental impacts for their proposed Soda Springs Spinning Reserve project on Thursday July 26th. I can't influence the mid-week timing, but they are encouraging recreational boaters to attend. Please...
  4. Lost Pogies in Black Canyon

    Lost & Found
    Hey, I lost my IR pogies on Part II of the portage in the Black Canyon of the Gunnison. I think they're right at the point where you have to lower boats down that nasty loose dirt gully. If anyone from Crested Butte or Gunnison happens to go take an early season run I would reward in beer to...
  5. Black Canyon of the Bear release dates.

    Whitewater Kayaking
    2015 release dates for Idaho's Black Canyon of the Bear River have been set for April 11, 12, 24, 25 and 26, and May 16, 17, 30 and 31. This is a burley class IV run with one portagable class V. If you wish to check it out and paddle, consider staying at our resort and sustainable eco-village...
  6. Black Canyon

    Kayaking | Trip Planner
    Black Canyon two day, meeting tomorrow morning early at east portal road if anyone is interested. Ben 208-720-1263
  7. Black Canyon/Gunny Gorge are up.

    Kayaking | Trip Planner
    Actually, they've been over 800cfs for the last week+, and went to 1100+ yesterday. Dug around and found this: Aspinall Unit Crystal Reservoir Releases - Revised December 9, 2014 Releases from Crystal Dam will be increased from 800 cfs to 1100 cfs on Thursday, December 11th at 8:00 AM. This...
  8. Black Canyon of the Colorado

    Kayaking | Trip Planner
    Has anyone been to Black Canyon of the Colorado below Hoover Dam? Thinking it might be good place to get on the water and camp in a canyon in the dead of winter. From the map it looks like there are hot springs and beaches. I'm wondering if its jammed full of Las Vegas tourists? Any input would...
  9. Gore Fest & Black canyon Videos

    Whitewater Kayaking
    It's that time of year again that we try to get stoked on ski season but it doesn't really work(for me at least). So have a look at these videos of some Colorado goods. Gore Race thing(organized solo) GORE CANYON RAEC - YouTube Black Canyon Black canyon - YouTube And M-Wave Afternoon...
  10. Black Canyon Low-Flow Beta

    Whitewater Kayaking
    Buzzards, Thinking about heading into the Black in a week and a half for a slow 3-day, exploratory lap. Flows have been holding around 430cfs so far, and I was wondering if anyone had some beta on what the canyon is like at that level. I know it's obviously not an optimal level - but I'd assume...
  11. Black Canyon status?

    Whitewater Kayaking
    Been thinking about that amazing crack in the earth, and sure enough, up goes a pic.... Did the huge flows move anything around? Any wood to know about? I've only been in over 1K, how's 750? Etc.... -junior junior wannabe ranger
  12. FOUND: Werner paddle in Black Canyon of the Gunnison

    Lost & Found
    Hello, Figured I'd post up that I hiked a Werner paddle out of the Black canyon of the Gunnison the other day. If you lost one, or know someone who lost one, have them e-mail me. I'm in Carbondale, CO and can make sure to get it to you however necessary. It's a little beat, but the model and...
  13. Black Canyon of the Gunnison - new strainer at Tomichi trail

    River Access & Safety Alerts!
    I hiked down to the river on the Tomichi route (266554, 4269977, UTM) on Saturday, 31 May. A guy on his way up said he had seen a big tree coming down the river and it got stuck in the rapids right in front of him. It was still there when we got down there and I wish I had a camera with me...
  14. Black Canyon Flow Question

    Whitewater Rafting
    First off hello all. Been reading for years but finally signed up. I've done the Black Canyon before, but the flows were always around 6-700. I've run 13-14ft rafts down there. Planning on doing a trip in June this year. I'm guessing the flows will be more around 1000-1500. I'll be...
  15. Black Canyon of The Bear release this weekend!

    Kayaking | Trip Planner
    There's a dam release this weekend for the Bear, heads up to anyone interested in the Southeastern Idaho/Western Wyoming/Northern Utah area. Not sure exactly how many releases are planned this year, but I'm sure you could find it if you took the time to google it. I'll be heading down early...
  16. Black Canyon/Gunny Gorge.

    Whitewater Kayaking
    Got a Wateralert on Friday that the flows below Crystal Res bumped to over 600 cfs. USGS Current Conditions for USGS 09128000 GUNNISON RIVER BELOW GUNNISON TUNNEL, CO Anyone know why they'd be spilling so much/so early, when Blue Mesa is something like 40' low? Anyone have any idea how long...
  17. Main Salmon Black Canyon Oar Retrival

    Whitewater Rafting
    Hey, who lost an oar in black canyon rapid. Just got off the main salmon and our group retrieved the oar from the top of black canyon. That's my nephew Ryan in the kayak doing all the fun stuff to get to the oar, And my son Row filmed the whole thing. Just wondering how the heck it got there...
  18. Black canyon end of August. Takers?

    Kayaking | Trip Planner
    Heading back to school and will be able to boat in CO around August 25/28 until September 1st. Looking to get a Black overnighter in (1-2 nights). Anyone thinking the same that I could join up with? Give me a call or PM as it gets closer to the date. I could possibly come earlier if someone can...
  19. Black Canyon this weekend?

    Whitewater Kayaking
    Anyone game? I would like to get in there. Two nights maybe. hobie
  20. Black canyon flow info

    Whitewater Kayaking
    Not Looking good at all: With the recent rains, flows in the Gunnison River at the Whitewater gage are well above the September baseflow target of 890 cfs. Short term forecasts predict flows will stay above 1000 cfs while the baseflow target for October drops down to 790 cfs. Considering all...