Those signs about the closure below Caddis were from a few seasons ago. ****** wrapped a raft on the large strainer and shifted the log and the entire river to the left when they pulled the boat off. There is an easy line on the right though Strainerville. Read and run.
The gauge for the San Miguel is not accurate. It is currently reading 1,200 cfs, but it is really at about 2,000 cfs. It seems like whenever our river gets near 2,000 the gauge breaks down.
The San Miguel is at a great level. Be safe and heads up for wood.
Looks like it changed course with the higher flow. There is a log almost River wide before Caddis and is visible from the road. I saw some commercial groups running the saw pit and Caddis to Beaver sections yesterday.
With decreasing flows: @ 500cfs, the "unboatable section" +/- 3.4 mi. above Caddis is boatable but kinda sketchy. The left channel is the only option in play. First there is a mandatory beat down under some branches, then a river wide log jam forces a sketchy scoot through the branches move (I had to highside a bit here) rtsideup! This was rowing a 11'6" Phatcat, any bigger, don't go.
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