Anyone happen to know minimum CFS for Escalante to Whitewater stretch on the Gunnison? We would be rowing a 13ft raft. Right now the CFS has been hovering around 620 but AW.org says 800 is the min. Anyone have issues rafting it lower than 800cfs? Thanks!
Did it 2 weeks ago, in the low to mid 600s in duckies. We scrapped bottom frequently. More than that, the water was definitely on the slow side, so we paddled a lot to cover water. Our last day the winds were strongly against us, which made for a really slow paddle out.
And for actual numbers, we were averaging right around 2.75 miles per hour, of semi-actively paddling our duckies.
We saw one paddle raft of younger dudes do Bridgeport to Whitewater in a day. The launched just a couple minutes after we passed, and they were probably ~1 hour behind us when we camped. (I didn't time it, but our camp was set up, and we were working on dinner.
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