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Green  (2. Kanaskat Palmer to Paradise (Upper Gorge))   Class III-IV   Min 1200 cfs    |    Max 4500 cfs   Current 835 cfs (Reported on 03-24-2019 19:00:00)
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Meeting Time : 12/8/2007 11:30:00 AM
Meeting Place : Paradise
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  Quote dave Replybullet Topic: Finally the upper gorge! Discussion Thread
    Posted: 05 Dec 2007 at 9:18pm

This is the Finally the upper gorge! discussion thread. Please post any questions below.

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If it stays up, I'm there!!!!!!

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  Quote dave Replybullet Posted: 05 Dec 2007 at 9:19pm
Everyone keep calling the dam guys and tell them to keep it alive!
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  Quote Yotes Replybullet Posted: 06 Dec 2007 at 12:52am
I'm in if it stays up, but could you bump the meet time to 11:30?  10:30 is pretty early when you're driving up from the dry shitties.
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  Quote dave Replybullet Posted: 06 Dec 2007 at 9:21am
No problem
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  Quote dave Replybullet Posted: 06 Dec 2007 at 9:22am
It's dropping like a rock, dammmmmm, those dammmmmm guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  Quote Yotes Replybullet Posted: 06 Dec 2007 at 9:55am
MM if the green drops too much?
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  Quote dave Replybullet Posted: 06 Dec 2007 at 1:18pm
Ya, if it drops below 1150cfs, we should go to the MM. I'm game down to 1000, but I leave it up to the masses to decide.
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  Quote Yotes Replybullet Posted: 06 Dec 2007 at 2:27pm
Looking at the gauges I'm probably going to hop over white pass and hit the nisqually, If the current decay rate holds it should be around 2250 on Saturday.
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  Quote dave Replybullet Posted: 06 Dec 2007 at 4:28pm
Are you serious, the Nisqually? I spent 10 years on that river learning to Kayak, at higher flows it's kinda fun, a few good play holes here and there, but it's easy class III. Of course there is Stewart's meats right next to the river and thats a big plus! unless your talking about doing the upper Nisqually gorge, thats class V and it's a federal trespassing charge if you go in there without written permission. Thanks to homeland security. I'm thinking the MM would be a better choice.
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  Quote BoulderBoy Replybullet Posted: 07 Dec 2007 at 6:07am
Anyone still considering the MM on Sat? Id be interested in running it. The Green is still above my level.
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  Quote Yotes Replybullet Posted: 07 Dec 2007 at 10:12am
Well, the main reason I'm heading back west this weekend is to take my dad to the game on sunday, and he lives in Olympia. The nisqually is a lot less driving for me than going through seattle, down to oly, then back up to seattle.
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  Quote slickhorn Replybullet Posted: 07 Dec 2007 at 11:22am
Just spoke to the regulators at Howard Hanson.  Flow is being set to 1200 for the weekend and should start dropping to that flow shortly.  May be dropped additionally sat night.

I'd like to get in there tomorrow, it's lower than I like, but still best weekend flow in some time. 

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  Quote slickhorn Replybullet Posted: 07 Dec 2007 at 11:30am
Originally posted by BoulderBoy

Anyone still considering the MM on Sat? Id be interested in running it. The Green is still above my level.


That may be a back up plan for our group, as it looks like creekin isn't going to come together. 

Alternatively, if you'd like to run the Headworks of the green with us (II-III) or the lower gorge with a brief hike in (also II-III) you'd be welcome to join us. 

I'd say if you can handle House Rocks at 2000 on the MM, you can handle the green gorge at 1200 with a good crew.  If you would like to step up, this a good flow to do so and you'd be welcome to join our group.
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  Quote dave Replybullet Posted: 07 Dec 2007 at 12:27pm
I'm up for a 1200 cfs run, so I'm in. Unless it drops more, then the MM is a god backup plan.
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  Quote arnobarno Replybullet Posted: 07 Dec 2007 at 12:29pm
I too am interested in *finally* running the Upper Gorge.  Tomorrow could be the day if the dam operators decide to be nice.  And, Dave, even though Deborah is out of town, I have a limited supply of baked goods!
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  Quote PowWrangler Replybullet Posted: 07 Dec 2007 at 1:15pm

Looks like they ramped her up.  If Robe goes below 5ft, I'll probably meet up for this.

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  Quote Yotes Replybullet Posted: 07 Dec 2007 at 3:07pm
Well, my friend I was gonna boat with in the south sound backed out, I'm back in for this trip!
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  Quote slickhorn Replybullet Posted: 07 Dec 2007 at 3:13pm
us wacky inflatable boaters are meeting a FGSP at 10:00.  Welcome to join us, or we'll keep an eye out for y'all on the river. 


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  Quote Yotes Replybullet Posted: 07 Dec 2007 at 3:18pm
I'll be at the Paradise takeout probably around 11:00. 10 is a little early since I've gotta drive out from Kennewick.
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  Quote slickhorn Replybullet Posted: 07 Dec 2007 at 3:36pm
Are you just running the upper gorge?  If so, we may see you.  I think we might opt for the whole headworks to flaming geyser run.
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  Quote arnobarno Replybullet Posted: 07 Dec 2007 at 3:40pm
So is the meeting time 11 or 11:30??  Ryan - are you just indicating that you are going to try to get to the take-out by 11 but there is no change to the meeting time?  Anytime is fine by me - just want to get there on time
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  Quote paddlefoo Replybullet Posted: 07 Dec 2007 at 3:43pm
Hello All

I just got off the phone with the folks up at headworks dam.  The flow for tomorrow will be around 1100cfs.  Sunday will be around 1150cfs.  Just FYI...pretty meager.  Not sure what I plan to do yet.  Just trying to decide. 

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  Quote Yotes Replybullet Posted: 07 Dec 2007 at 4:12pm
I might just  park and play at paradise if it ends up that low.
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  Quote dave Replybullet Posted: 07 Dec 2007 at 4:14pm
I plan on meeting at 11:30 at the paradise takeout and am only running the upper gorge section and will run it if it's at 1100cfs, kinda like a big creek run at that level and still pretty in the gorge, also a good non-pushy level for your first time down Arno. Did you say cookies?

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  Quote dave Replybullet Posted: 07 Dec 2007 at 4:16pm
Ya, Paradise will be good at that level, but I still want to do the gorge run, haven't been in there for a year or so and miss it.
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