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Has anybody ever boated this section of the S.Platte?

I assume it's not very good otherwise it would be covered in a guide, but I'm just kind of curious having fished and climbed about a mile down from Corral Cr. Seems like it could hold a few good rapids, or alternatively quickly turn into flatwater and portages.

Looking for an adventure without the commitment and hazards of a run like Cheeseman.
 

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Doesn't CRC say that people used to run all the way down, but that below corral creek the run is plagued with wood and the quality of the drops is questionable--seives, etc.?
 

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The lower is a lot of portages due to sieves and nastys. Plus a shitty paddle out makes for a long shitty day.

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High adventure portage fest

This is a great place to take your boat for a hike!

And you will find adventure too. You and your boat will enjoy the challenge of keeping her on your shoulder while you traverse steep, crumbly 30 degree granite slopes. The river is 80-100 feet below you running completely underground with almost no visible current in the pools between the giant boulder piles.

The scenery is fantastic too, in a post apocalypse kind of way. And you will have plenty of time to savor it. We took off of cheesman Res. at 11pm, after a couple hours of paddling down the Res. We started from the top at around 11am as I recall.

I would reccomend the bottom half as a "Vacation to Hell" Training loop.
 

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Cheeseman to the Res

Beautiful arduous portage.

If you are talking about the S. Platte where if flows into Cheeseman Res Eric Bader and I ran this run many years ago (starting at Paradise) setting shuttle at the lake.

As we anticipated the River disappears into a seive in the same zone as Lost Creek... and only re-emerges in the waters of the lake. We portaged right as the Boulder Field of the Seive is almost impassable. I recall about 1/2 mile portage.

Nice to link the run together though... I believe this was 2nd' decent, approx 1993 or 1994. Beautiful large boulders upstream that are like houses you can paddle around.

The lake itself, though off limits, is also one of the nicer bodies of water I have seen. I hear the Fire through there caused some damage, but I'll bet it has grown back. Do as I say, not as I do, and don't run the lower section. It was a miserable portage.

Cheeseman became our fall back as the weekend before Eric, Mark Lane and myself were scouting Tarryall (considering the run) and got down into the Platte part of the Canyon to find it looked quite nice. I recall Paul Zirkelback and Gary Jenrette "unrecomending" the run from their (most likely first) passage, but seeing it it looked worth the exploration anyway. I would recomend this approach as the spirit of the "virutal first descent"... dont' get too much beta, be careful and know it is your own first descent if not somehow the first in time.

Landis

Has anybody ever boated this section of the S.Platte?

I assume it's not very good otherwise it would be covered in a guide, but I'm just kind of curious having fished and climbed about a mile down from Corral Cr. Seems like it could hold a few good rapids, or alternatively quickly turn into flatwater and portages.

Looking for an adventure without the commitment and hazards of a run like Cheeseman.
 

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Did you guys ever get back to Taryall? Been wondering about that one.

Nice to see ya on the Buzz, met you once in the 90's at FibArk. It was after Rasta and I had taken the Stinger down Cheeseman and I recall talking to you about a number of leser known parts of the state. I'm sure you can fill us in on a few runs that have been forgotten since the water last flowed.
 

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Taryall is a mess. Stompy sickness in bad things. Most drops that can be run, were, and it wasn't many. It was called carryall creek after the run. Of course this was done many years ago and might look better now from some new eyes.

Gary
 

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Gary got there, and it sounds like he dealt with what we were looking at... one of the drops would decapitate you.. had a nice flat table rock 2.5 ft above the lip of the waterfall.

It will be a big year this year. If the headgates to all the tubes are opened it will be a really big year... I recall talking to you about the Stinger in Cheeseman thinking wow..... I thought it was a Shredder but oh well.

thanks for your note. Hope to see you sometime this year. Gary, you too!
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Did you guys ever get back to Taryall? Been wondering about that one.

Nice to see ya on the Buzz, met you once in the 90's at FibArk. It was after Rasta and I had taken the Stinger down Cheeseman and I recall talking to you about a number of leser known parts of the state. I'm sure you can fill us in on a few runs that have been forgotten since the water last flowed.
 

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Good too see you on here Landis. Big water, for sure. You need to come to Boise so we can have 2 legends on the North Fork at 6k this year. It will give you a good reason to pull out the T canyon again. Lessor is 62 and still given the NF.

Gotta tell you, that eldo skirt is the best. Went super deep on spirit this weekend and no prob. We need to get out this year for sure, I'll give you a shout when I get there and you can take Forrest and I out.

Gary

ps-Landis tell us a first d story.
 

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Hi Gary,
I am no legend on the North Fork (or elsewhere), that is for sure. My history there is "been there, done that" thank you!.. Nancy Wiley and I followed John Wasson down to Jacobs the day I was there, and from there we were on our own. Thankfully I kept my head up that day... I recall flying into the eddy left at Jacobs, and then river scouting through golf course and the rest of the way down. We had one "oversee'er" (Tom I recall) making sure we were ok and following us.. It was super super fun but to be honest I have not been back. "Been there, done that" has worked for me. I still have a pretty good memory.

Glad about your skirt working. Watch that going deep stuff. I know it is better than landing flat but anyway... give me some nice class III with good eddies and ferries and I'll be happy. I need to work on that Middle Fork invite that just came my way... I need to work on that.

Get your but out here and I will show you the most rad horizontal creeking you have ever seen.

Hope you are well,

Landis

Good too see you on here Landis. Big water, for sure. You need to come to Boise so we can have 2 legends on the North Fork at 6k this year. It will give you a good reason to pull out the T canyon again. Lessor is 62 and still given the NF.

Gotta tell you, that eldo skirt is the best. Went super deep on spirit this weekend and no prob. We need to get out this year for sure, I'll give you a shout when I get there and you can take Forrest and I out.

Gary

ps-Landis tell us a first d story.
 
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