I was up there last week and truthfully it wasn't worth the drive at that level. I think it was just under 4000CFS when we were there. Taco was an ugly pourover (very low) & Burrito was a small wave you couldn't do much on. Kahuna had a catch on the fly wave near the middle/top of the drop, but it was hard to catch & not worth the walk back up time & again. Everything in between was FLAT water. Pretty senic though.
We stopped at Green River on the way up & back and spent about 8 hours playing in there. Right now it's a slow feature but fun. We were talking with some of the town officials who handle the WW park & event up there and they were going to be doing some modifications to the hole for this weekends event. They've got a bunch of concrete blocks on the shore that are going to be put into the river to make the hole more retentive & faster.
I'd hold off on Jackson till next year & go to Green River instead...or to Montrose.
Powell Plunge it's called. Mostly boaters from the Front Range & Jackson. A little from Utah as well. The town worships boaters it seems so you feel pretty welcome when you're up there. Night boating by firelight, scaffolding just above the drop for photos.
Brian - Mark from the Grizzly Creek take out, talking about head trip & looking at your damaged helmet.
It took us about 4 1/2 hours from Denver to get there. You're kinda stuck in the middle so far as which route's quickest. Up through Steamboat & Craig to I-80 or over to Rifle & up would be your best bets.
I thought it was a good hole. Smaller boats excel in it. The good spot was surfers left but that may change. If you were willing to drive to Jackson for park and play, I think you'd be OK with Green River.
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