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Anybody have a Taos/Pilar visual?
470 at Pilar might be enough for me to make the drive. That seems like a sunny stretch of river - I'd guess it's ice free.
But I'd love to know before I hit the highway.
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It has been Ice free (no ice dams) all winter. There is a group that usually goes every Sunday. It's beautiful, decent play and the bald eagles are out and about. Atom....


Anybody have a Taos/Pilar visual?
470 at Pilar might be enough for me to make the drive. That seems like a sunny stretch of river - I'd guess it's ice free.
But I'd love to know before I hit the highway.
Thanks.
 

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Thanks Atom.
I'll be rolling into Taos mid-morning on Sunday. I'd be happy to solo, but if there are other boaters around, all the better.
-Mike
 

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It has been Ice free (no ice dams) all winter. There is a group that usually goes every Sunday. It's beautiful, decent play and the bald eagles are out and about. Atom....
Hi, Atom. I assume that is not so for the UTB, is it?

Hope you've been having a good winter. I see the ski area got dumped on.

Cheers!
Ken
 

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Ted - and anybody else -

Want to meet at the river at noon? I don't have my guidebook in front of me but I think I remember Pilar is all roadside --- so just tell me where to meet, put-in or takeout, and I'll be there.

-Mike
 

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Noon on sunday is fine with me. Pilar is all road side. Lets meet at the quarztite put in (across from the ranger station) and run shuttle from there.

- e-mail if plans change: tgeving{-at-}gmail-com

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- Ted
 

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Mike,
I have to work Sunday, but I sent an email out to a bunch of folks. If any respond, I'll get in touch. Most folks meet at Sous Hole parking lot between 11-12. Leave shuttle vehicle there and drive to the put in. This saves a mile or so of flat-water at the end.
Ken,
Upper Box is to low, but we are having a great snow-pack year. Above normal so far. Should be a great Spring...


Thanks Atom.
I'll be rolling into Taos mid-morning on Sunday. I'd be happy to solo, but if there are other boaters around, all the better.
-Mike
 

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Thanks, Atom. Its getting close though. Just need to know when ice is gone. Please think of contacting me if you notice it good to go.

Thanks and happy turns.

Cheers!
Ken
 

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Needs to be 450cfs minimum I think before it is worth going in there, should be getting there in March or if we get a big hot spell, sooner :)
I'll keep in touch...

Thanks, Atom. Its getting close though. Just need to know when ice is gone. Please think of contacting me if you notice it good to go.

Thanks and happy turns.

Cheers!
Ken
 

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Sweet.
I'll see you there, Ted.
Atom - thanks again. It'll be great if more make it. I may be bringing a few Colorado boaters as it turns out. New Mex-Colorado collaboration - we'll turn it into a stinking carnival.
Hey - maybe Pilar Mardi Gras.
I'm bringing beads.:cool:
Oh - and beer.
And maybe my guitar.
 

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See you on sunday...

I might be able to round up a few more people.

Sweet.
I'll see you there, Ted.
Atom - thanks again. It'll be great if more make it. I may be bringing a few Colorado boaters as it turns out. New Mex-Colorado collaboration - we'll turn it into a stinking carnival.
Hey - maybe Pilar Mardi Gras.
I'm bringing beads.:cool:
Oh - and beer.
And maybe my guitar.
 

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Ken,
I doubt there is a lot of ice, but two years ago when we hiked down in late Feb, the thigh deep snow on the trail was the biggest issue more than ice on rocks/river and that was a colder February.
 

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Ken,
I doubt there is a lot of ice, but two years ago when we hiked down in late Feb, the thigh deep snow on the trail was the biggest issue more than ice on rocks/river and that was a colder February.
Hi, TK.

Yea, March is the earliest I've ever hit. I always enjoy starting my boatin' season there. Two days of the hike, boat, bike a-thon jump start the season conditioning. My last visit was a solo at 400. Which, I thought was an intersting level. Looking forward to getting back. Keep me in mind for March. Thanks.

Cheers!
Ken
 
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