Well obviously water levels are up this year in the rockies, but too bad it's bone dry as usual in Texas... My question is how big of a difference is 3200 cfs on the ark vs last year's levels of around 1200 at this time? Obiously much bigger, but how much? My brother and I drove up from Houston last year and ran all sections of the ark (besides pine creek) pretty much blind and on our own. We had a great time, but besides not knowing what was around each corner, we weren't very challenged. We were hoping levels would be higher this year, but now we don't know if we've got more than we asked for. Seeing that we're driving all the way up next tuesday, I would really appreciate some info, examples, comparisons, etc... I wouldn't be nervous if we had someone to show us the lines if they think they might be in the BV/salida area next week (that would be ideal). We're both very solid paddlers and have been paddling for over a decade, even though that means pretty sporadically being from tx. Anyway, I know some of you talk trash about 'Texans' on the rivers, but since we're driving all that distance I sure would feel better doing it with some honest info. Thanks in advance.