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  Quote kevinh Replybullet Topic: Upper Foss Wood?...Wed Anyone?
    Posted: 14 May 2012 at 7:44am

Anyone know what the wood is like on the upper/lower foss right now? Anyone want to run it on wednesday?

 
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  Quote huckin harms Replybullet Posted: 14 May 2012 at 7:59am
There are a couple places with wood in the Upper as mentioned in previous threads.
1st is visible at put in and next is below the 2nd set of ledges below KnB.  My guess is that the Foss will be high Wednesday.
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  Quote Jed Hawkes Replybullet Posted: 15 May 2012 at 9:03am
What's the different between snowmelt flows and rain fed flows? I know 10K+ is recomended for rain, but I imagine you'd want a little less than that for snow melt. What's the consensus?
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  Quote phil Replybullet Posted: 15 May 2012 at 9:56am
We ran it a couple weeks ago at around 7500. That was in but low, you probably wouldn't want any less water.
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  Quote huckin harms Replybullet Posted: 15 May 2012 at 10:05am
My experience the last few years has been running the Foss primarily during snowmelt phase.  The ranges I've encountered as being run off snowmelt are from 7k to 9k on Sky guage at GB.  I've discovered that above 9k (on snowmelt) the run becomes more classV.  Thats generally when Rob and a few others might start to consider it fun.  So for me, what I consider to be a happy medium is somewhere b/w 7,500 - 8,500 depending on whether it's going up or coming down.
 
For rain events look for levels on the Sky to be above 10k. 
A good fall back option is the Rapid.  Generally, if the Foss is high the Rapid is a good alternative.  There are very few feeder lakes to the Rapid, it has a much lower elevation when considering snowpack meltoff, and so often has less water than Foss.  It also stays classIV at higher flows, though the run is riddled with classV hazards.   
 
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  Quote Jed Hawkes Replybullet Posted: 15 May 2012 at 12:14pm
Thanks Harms.
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  Quote kevinh Replybullet Posted: 15 May 2012 at 3:18pm
Thanks Harms!
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