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  Quote JoesKayak Replybullet Topic: Pilchuck response team
    Posted: 08 Nov 2013 at 11:50am
Just noticed that the Pilchuck came into shape today... and will probably drop out by the weekend. 

Anyway... here's a new thread for this winter's Pilchuck watchers. When it has water its one of the funnest around.

Post here if you're thinking of headed to the Pilchuck.... upper or middle run.

Anyone manage to get on it today?
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  Quote Wiggins Replybullet Posted: 08 Nov 2013 at 1:42pm
I wish I knew. I have the day off, and I am wanting to take the Mini Max on it.

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  Quote bigboof Replybullet Posted: 08 Nov 2013 at 1:51pm
we got on it last night. deer was really high so we opted out and headed to pilchuck.

there was some new wood to work around for sure but didn't have to make any portages. one new tree across the entire river we were able to duck under on the river right. i would imagine some of that stuff would have moved around last night. great lap though. we put on at 3:40 and were off by dark
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  Quote jonlcrain Replybullet Posted: 08 Nov 2013 at 1:52pm
What was the level on the gauge above the take out?
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  Quote JoesKayak Replybullet Posted: 08 Nov 2013 at 4:21pm
Originally posted by bigboof

we got on it last night. deer was really high so we opted out and headed to pilchuck.

there was some new wood to work around for sure but didn't have to make any portages. one new tree across the entire river we were able to duck under on the river right. i would imagine some of that stuff would have moved around last night. great lap though. we put on at 3:40 and were off by dark



Awesome! Glad to hear you guys got on it and nice work racing daylight. Is the wood gone at that first big left turn drop? When I was last there in April we had to portage.
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  Quote WA-Boater Replybullet Posted: 08 Nov 2013 at 7:14pm
Shoot Sean. I just about headed up that way from bellevue around 230 yesterday. I called JP and he was dried out on the Tye and I figured nobody else was either there or could rally last minute. Didn't think I could sort out a shuttle and pull it off in daylight in time. Should have just went for it - probably would have run into you guys...next time.

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  Quote jP Replybullet Posted: 12 Nov 2013 at 6:47pm
Ah yes, the elusive Pilchuck...
When we were up there dry-ving down from the Top Dry, and Darren called about the Pilchuck activation, I felt like crying. Wrong place at the wrong time.

Sigh.
Next Time.

Great thread title, btw
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  Quote jP Replybullet Posted: 12 Nov 2013 at 6:49pm
Hope I get another shot at making the Response Team soon!
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  Quote snowplower Replybullet Posted: 12 Nov 2013 at 10:01pm
Took the boys out on upper Pilchuck Sunday, they saw the lines and hazards. We dropped the Alder near the top that was clear acrossed. We can paddle right over now. It was about 200-220
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  Quote WA-Boater Replybullet Posted: 13 Nov 2013 at 10:21am
looks like some solid action towards the end of the months

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  Quote JoesKayak Replybullet Posted: 15 Nov 2013 at 12:12pm
Keepin eyes on the gage tonight. Might have water in the Pilchuck tomorrow.
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  Quote jonlcrain Replybullet Posted: 15 Nov 2013 at 1:59pm
Mmmmm might come in for a late afternoon run. Anyone want to rally if it comes in? I am off today so heading there to get a visual. I'll post what I see.
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  Quote commander fun Replybullet Posted: 15 Nov 2013 at 3:04pm
im in if its not too high.  i would probably just jump in with you guys right below the falls since im not really up to running the upper.


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  Quote jP Replybullet Posted: 15 Nov 2013 at 7:27pm
Oh man, looks like I could miss out again. I gotta say its one of the gems of the puget low lands. But, looks like plans are firming for a little drive south for a change...

Maybe a backup plan if we end up needing one
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  Quote Wiggins Replybullet Posted: 15 Nov 2013 at 7:33pm
Commander,

If you don't think you could handle the upper section in a kayak you could R2 it with me.

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  Quote commander fun Replybullet Posted: 15 Nov 2013 at 7:43pm
yeah im down for whatever give me a call wiggins
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  Quote JoesKayak Replybullet Posted: 15 Nov 2013 at 8:25pm
I have a few folks interested in a run tomorrow. Will check out the gage in the AM and make a decision then. Backup plan may be a run on the silly stilly which is forecast to head into the sporty zone.
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  Quote MN Mike Replybullet Posted: 15 Nov 2013 at 9:06pm
I may be in, but it would be my first time on it so I'm looking for moderate levels in the am. I'll let you know...
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  Quote jP Replybullet Posted: 15 Nov 2013 at 9:35pm
Man, I can't believe I made plans to leave Snohomish County!
Well yall have fun. One of these days I'll make it back up to the Silly Stilly too.
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  Quote Wiggins Replybullet Posted: 15 Nov 2013 at 10:04pm
Joe,

What time are you thinking of meeting?

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  Quote JoesKayak Replybullet Posted: 15 Nov 2013 at 10:14pm
Probably 10 or so. Will make a call in the AM after checking gagues around 7.
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  Quote snowplower Replybullet Posted: 15 Nov 2013 at 10:21pm
If it comes up enough, we planned on 10 as well
It stopped raining here in town so that's a bummer
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  Quote Wiggins Replybullet Posted: 15 Nov 2013 at 10:22pm
Bellingham is raining hard, and the power is out.

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  Quote commander fun Replybullet Posted: 15 Nov 2013 at 10:30pm
well i'll be up early checking everything as well.


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  Quote jonlcrain Replybullet Posted: 16 Nov 2013 at 6:38am
Looks like it just peaked at right over 1600 cfs.
Early bird gets the Pilchuck worm today. It will be probably be too low by 10am.
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