Howdy Boaters & Anglers. Here’s your most recent update:
They have just allowed Residents of Poudre Park back into their homes. So, the canyon is open for Residents ONLY at this time from Ted’s Place to Hewlett Gulch Bridge. No word yet on when they may open the Lower Canyon for Non-Residents, tourism, sightseeing (lots to see!) and recreation.
I was assured by folks in the know (thanks Marty) that after a hard rain the ash that will start to flow into the Riv and make our waters black pose no particular health risk.
The Major Risk I anticipate after hard downpours is rock slides and tree falls. What does this mean to you- potentially new rapids (un-announced) and new strainers. My suggestion to you is to scout the Riv wherever/whenever possible before you run- even if you just ran it the day before- and especially after a hard rain!! Provided they open the Riv to recreation while still boat-able… And certainly the first few times out for 2013. And if you find a new rapid and/or strainer- please report it on the rock and/or Mtn Buzz!
As of current conditions- raining!! Yes, Yes- Rain. It is raining for the second time today- nice steady rain. The Riv is still clear, so I don’t believe there are slides above just yet.
Currently 2.0 on Pine View. Hang in there folks. We will get out of this yet.