So no first hand knowledge, but the town run in steamboat is free of ice bridges and we have had a very warm spell lately that is not breaking before the weekend. Thinking back to my runs last year I would be very surprised if it was still iced in given the winter. Not that this helps but I have been thinking the same thing and if I get off early tomorrow might take a drive to check conditions, will post if I do.
Just my second season local up here so I could be very off base and wrong though....
Paddled it today and she's good to go! The gauge is still frozen so we estimated flow in the canyon to be about 1,000cfs, and rising. Today was bluebird, warm, and breezy in spots. There's still a little ice and snow on the banks, but the river itself is clear. Sure felt great to get back on the water!
Hey Dave, I'm not sure. Cross yesterday felt a bit technical for a fully loaded 10' hybrid. I just don't have any experience paddling that kind of vessel yet. I think it would be fun but honestly don't know. Would love to hear how it goes. Wish I was coming with you guys, have fun.
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