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by CaptainPepper
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Tips & Technique
Topic: Stuck on top of a pourover/hole?
Replies: 2
Views: 1021

Re: Stuck on top of a pourover/hole?

To Not Get Stuck in a Hole: -Come into it with speed -as you enter it, make use of the current with a paddle blade to tow you through/out of the hole. This might mean placing a blade deep if there is moving current beneath a shallow hole, or placing a blade in moving current behind or to the side of...
by CaptainPepper
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Northwest
Topic: Packrafting Wallowa County, Oregon
Replies: 5
Views: 3198

Re: Packrafting Wallowa County, Oregon

When you did your trip in late April (estimated at 1000+ CFS) do you know what the readings were at for the Grande Ronde at Troy? Thanks! You may know this, but you can't always gauge Wenaha terribly well from that Gauge since the Wallowa and Upper Grande Ronde have such different runoff profiles. ...
by CaptainPepper
Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Utah & Nevada
Topic: Utah advice needed and appreciated
Replies: 5
Views: 1158

Re: Utah advice needed and appreciated

with regards to timing - DD usually suffers from diversions starting about april 1. Escalante often doable at low water early spring, but historically high water occurs in May (though diversions also play a roll as spring progresses). Canyonlands routes are usually fine anytime in the early to mid s...
by CaptainPepper
Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Wyoming
Topic: Wind River Range
Replies: 7
Views: 11560

Re: Wind River Range

wanted to get a gage to see if folks had ever checked out the Green River Lakes area this late in the year. I ran in from Beaver Park about 10 days ago at 420 CFS https://waterdata.usgs.gov/wy/nwis/uv?site_no=09188500 There was plenty of water for 99% of it. I believe Forrest quotes the minimum at ...
by CaptainPepper
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Colorado
Topic: Arkansas River??? Brown's Canyon-Royal Gorge?
Replies: 13
Views: 7733

Re: Arkansas River??? Brown's Canyon-Royal Gorge?

I've done royal gorge at about 1200. Pushy but recoverable. Sunshine, the standout, is eddy hopable hole dodging at that level. Can't remember if I'd call anything other than that a IV at that flow. I recall RG being more intimidating than numbers at the same time.
by CaptainPepper
Mon May 07, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Montana
Topic: Record levels on the SF Flathead, is the gage right?
Replies: 2
Views: 938

Re: Record levels on the SF Flathead, is the gage right?

There was a gauge height/flow calibration performed just last month. It's still provisional data at this point until the next measurement, but likely pretty close to accurate.

Near record snowpack + Near record high temps = flows you are seeing
by CaptainPepper
Thu May 03, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Montana
Topic: SF Flathead River TR - 6/17 thru 6/24/17
Replies: 8
Views: 1948

Re: SF Flathead River TR - 6/17 thru 6/24/17

Anyway, this post is only to say how much I appreciate your post. I like to read and watch videos of the South Fork and re-live my experience so that I can prepare for this year. 7 weeks! June 22nd I'll be back on the MF, June 26th I'll be back on the SF. Late June for both forks will likely featur...
by CaptainPepper
Thu May 03, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Northwest
Topic: Packrafting Wallowa County, Oregon
Replies: 5
Views: 3198

Re: Packrafting Wallowa County, Oregon

Did Wenaha from the Forks about a week ago. Hiked up from Troy since roads/trails from the rim weren't in shape yet. Though you get into some non-burned timber above Butte Creek, I didn't find the float above Butte to be worthwhile. Note that all of the trail bridges burned out in 2015(?). Mostly cl...
by CaptainPepper
Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Idaho
Topic: Advice for Owyhee in early July
Replies: 2
Views: 1234

Re: Advice for Owyhee in early July

Even with last year's large snowpack, flows got too low by mid-late June. Note the current snowpack in the Owhyee headwaters (surrounds the NV/OR/ID corners) here: https://www.wcc.nrcs.usda.gov/ftpref/data/water/wcs/gis/maps/west_swepctnormal_update.pdf It's roughly 40% of normal for this date. Ther...
by CaptainPepper
Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Misc
Topic: Packrafting on Kuaui in Hawaii. Wailua River or other options
Replies: 2
Views: 1605

Re: Packrafting on Kuaui in Hawaii. Wailua River or other options

packrafted waimea river at ~1000 CFS last spring, class III at that level, highly recommended.
by CaptainPepper
Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Partners & Logistics
Topic: Packrafting the John Muir trail ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1247

Re: Packrafting the John Muir trail ?

As far as I know, the only known runs in the vicinity of the JMT are: -Headwaters of the Kern: Class V -upper South Fork Kings: Class IV -Middle Kings (upper ~half): Class V+ -Upper South Fork San Joaquin: Class V -Mono Creek: Class V+ -Middle Fork San Joaquin: Class V+ -Lost Canyon of the Merced: C...