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Has anyone been down Dark Canyon of Anthracite Creek this season yet? Was thinking of paddling it this Thursday. Anyone know/heard of the recent wood situation in this section?
 

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i think gunnerman was up in the area recently but not sure if they went up that far or just did from Erickson down. gunner?? whatcha got for us??

also, does anyone have a bottom flow for this run?? would love to get on it in mid July if theres still enough trickling down....
 

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Putting a group together for Friday or Saturday,but we just run Erickson down. It was crankin for almost 3 weeks so you will definitely have wood issues up higher. We are going to scout our run carefully on this run, cause I haven't run it for almost a month now. Bottom section is only Class III, but really lively and fun. Looking like 2 IK's and 2 hardshellers. Give us a jingle at 970-497-6512, hope flows stay in the 800-900 range on the North Fork at Sommerset gauge
 

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I was just going to start a thread asking this question.

Also curious on flows for Dark Canyon to Erickson Springs. New Testament says visual for Lower Ruby. Curious if there's a downstream barometer for the Dark? Some % of Somerset minus Muddy?
 

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First go to the colorado div. of water resources page which is right below the USGS site on the buzz flow charts. Find Muddy Creek below Paonia Resevoir which is running about 120 right now and deduct that from the North Fork at Sommerset which is almost 1000 now, and bang we get Anthracite creek flows, maybe a little less on top. Thank yeti for educating me on that shit. Best to have at least 500, but best to have 700. Good for now but dropping like a rock. Last chance this weekend for good flows.
 

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Yo Smurf! Just ran from trail 836 down and there was only one wood portage at confluence. None in Dark Canyon.


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The nice thing is that you can combine runs with Bogan Canyon on Crystal over McClure, or turn around and hit something on Crested Butte side all in the same day. Getting a gang together to run Ericson down this weekend, then camping at BRB and hitting lower Crystal the next day. Trying to nail down exact days right now cause it will be done by next week.
 

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I'm interested. Am thinking about the numbers friday but living in Paonia right now I would be great to hit up the back yard runs first. Let me know if your still interested.
 

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Thanks for the invite Gunther. Looks like I am going to miss out on Anthracite once again. Work has been kicking my ass and I have a full day of it Saturday...
 

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Yo Smurf! Just ran from trail 836 down and there was only one wood portage at confluence. None in Dark Canyon.

Long hike in, short good quality wilderness Class IV. You earn the boating but its real wilderness

For the sake of clarity, are you saying that from where 836 hits Ruby Anthracite to the confluence with Anthracite, it maxes out at IV the rest of the way down?

And thanks for the (lack of) wood beta.
 

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It's in the Bible, and Chris Menges has/had a trip report up about it somewhere....lemme see if I can find it
 

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For the sake of clarity, are you saying that from where 836 hits Ruby Anthracite to the confluence with Anthracite, it maxes out at IV the rest of the way down?

And thanks for the (lack of) wood beta.
Yes it is Class IV all the way to the confluence. That being said, it is heads up creeking in the wilderness and steep at 100'-150' per mile. Wood can be below every horizon line and corner but we only had one log portage this time


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Yes it is Class IV all the way to the confluence. That being said, it is heads up creeking in the wilderness and steep at 100'-150' per mile. Wood can be below every horizon line and corner but we only had one log portage this time


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Thanks again. In all of my digging last night I completely forgot that what I needed to know was sitting on the desk right next to me the whole time--in WWSR.

Camped near the trailhead last night, hiked down this AM, ran it out this PM, rode bikes back up to fetch the car at the trailhead. Super fun run--will keep it on the 'to-do-again' list for sure.
 

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fuck yeah dude, nicely done! you > me

lets go boating in a couple weeks when i come back to the states
 
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