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A bunch of us ran from 4 mile down to 30th on Boulder creek last night.

The smarter folks swithched from the creeker to the play boat at the course. There is lots of good surfing at this level. You don't want to be stuck in your creeker through town.

The braver (dumber) of us ran from the top in lilttle boats. I almost always run buttesses clean in my play boat even at high water. Not the case yesterday. Got surfed in a hole way up top and proceeded to hit every successive hole with no speed, followed by a good ride. I believe I rolled 4-5 times over the course of that rapid. Not fun. Another strong boater swam his playboat out of a hole near the bottom. Forrest of course cleaned it in the Big EZ.

If you run this in your play boat be ready for some excitement, as that $hit is big.
 

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Dave good to hear some things don't change. You going to head south for some big H20? Or maybe some Dolores floating?

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Can't agree with you more Dave....

Took my 4fun down it the other day and was completely surprised how big that section gets at those levels. It really got me thinking about how great that creek really is to have in the backyard!!

Good to hear you didn't swim.
 

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definitely stout in there. Ran it from about 8 miles up and then hit Buttress. All three in my group rolled in it for the first time since the hurricane days.........:)
 

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Speakin' of the Hurricane days...I remember back in the day when the creek was runnin' high. 700 cfs in '95 if memory serves. Ran the Buttress section in my trusty Prijon 'Cane and got stood up on end immediately. Proceeded to wheelie the whole mess. Best creek memory ever. Also saw my pal swim the same section out of his Rockit. His shins looked pretty bad after that!
 

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Dave, What level did you guys run it at? I took a gander at 400 cfs and it looked pretty straight forward with no noticable holes. It looked big and burly but nothing too scary.
 

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I think it was 550, but not sure. I've run it plenty higher, I just got off to a bad start and never really caught back up.

Sorry Brook, call me anytime you want to take out somewhere other that at the put in.
 

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Running Buttress in a RPM

Hey a few years ago I ran buttress in my RPM and got worked, but it wasn't the boat just my inexperience.

What do you think about running it now with an RPM?

Haven't got the money for a creekboat yet and in my playboat I would probably get worked pretty hard.
 

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Hey, VI-, is that VI- as in six minus, burl Earl swirl the brave? If so, word up man! Boot"n J here just givin a shout out. Saw BJC the other day, it'd be great to paddle with you guys again. Might head towards the Ark this Saturday. Brian has my contact info.

if this is not THE six minus, then please disregard this post, that is after you change your name. Five minus perhaps. :)

Josh
 

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In 2003 I am not sure if any one ran it at 1000 cfs in the Canyon. We put at the bridge at the mouth of the Canyon and ran it to 30th st at 1000 cfs. IMHO the Playpark through EGF was like -IV and the Widowmaker was a portage due to the massive boater eater keeper of a hole and a boil line up hill and 40ft out. The play was awesome all the way to 30th. The Thursday before it was at 650 ish and lot's of PP carnage.
 

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Yo Josh! What's happenin' man?! It's me alright! I've been runnin' rivers on the West Si-eed (Western Slope, that is) these days. I live in Basalt so I'm near a lot of good rivers. Conaghan is on the East Coast for about a week. He said he'll give me a call when he gets back early next mo. Let's all get together to paddle when he returns!
 
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