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Anyone have any experience on the North Fork Boise at low water? It's running 1600 cfs at Twin Springs. Any thoughts on if a raft could get down it at that level?
 

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NF Boise Levels

I don't know if it's too late to tell you, it probably is but here ya go...
I was there on the weekend of the 14th and it was arguably getting to be too low for a kayaker. Granted it was fine and we had no problems, but I don't think you'd want to take a raft down it now.
I think there was more water coming out of the Middle Fork of the Boise than what people expected, and the North Fork was "the lowest" my friends had done it.
 

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I did it in an IK last weekend. It's low. I wouldn't take my cat down it. but from the confluence with the middle fork, down to twin springs should be just fine (you just lose 9 miles of the north fork)
 

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Thanks for the data. We bailed, but are thinking about it again since Twin Springs came up with the warm weather. However, it sounds like most of the water is coming down the MF, not the NF. That's likely the case given that the high elevation snow is in the MF. Oh well, maybe next year.
 

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Thanks for the data. We bailed, but are thinking about it again since Twin Springs came up with the warm weather. However, it sounds like most of the water is coming down the MF, not the NF. That's likely the case given that the high elevation snow is in the MF. Oh well, maybe next year.
I've IK'd the middle fork from about 8 miles up from the confluence with the north fork quite a few times. if you're paddle rafting, you'd probably do alright up that way. (good fishing, clear water all that fun stuff, you're just along side the road the whole way as the only down side, but its not that heavily traveled during the week. )
 

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Thanks Philip. I've IK'd that stretch a few times as well. I've never been on the North Fork, so was looking forward to it this year. I still may try to IK it. The level was OK for that?
 

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yeah, was perfect for the IK. (at least from barber flat bridge all the way down to twin springs) don't know about farther up, but I've never tried farther up.
 
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