Todd - Just got off Browns at 4000, and it is bank full with lots of wood, ie trees, floating down it, as it is on the rise. With temps in 80s here all week, she will be at 5000 or higher for next weekend, and very high for FibArk coming up in 2 weeks. Browns was just good old fun, but if you did not read it right, flips can happen at several places. It's mostly read/run but respect the holes and push through them. Right below Heckla take out for Browns is Siddels Suckhole, biggest hole on the river at this level - scout it, as it's a flipper. Also, rumor was the old Stone Bridge on that run is too low to get under it, portage at sign (easy for paddle boat, oar rig will need several to haul over).
Start out on the Fractions part of the Numbers area runs, from old RR bridge put-in, down to BV, as it is romping right now, and if that seems ok, then scout #5 below the Antero pump station bridge off Hwy 24 on way to Numbers put-in, and try the big stuff. Be aware that there are dozens of flip spots on the #s run, and it is unforgiving, non-stop action the entire way down. This is a way big, way big level for the Numbers, best to follow someone down that knows it, and "safety in #s, on the #s" is best. Good luck - wear lots of warm gear, even a f/john not bad in case you swim - water is ice.
I agree - leave the dog at home.