Oct 01 2009

Second round on the Ojo Frio

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Tean KH went back to the Ojo Frio after some pretty serious rains.  The river was up about 3 to 4 feet higher than the days before.

Nascimiento del ojo frio

Nascimiento del ojo frio

First we checked out the springs.  It was a pretty nasty, unrunable sieve pile.  Loaded with undercuts and logs. The next section was pretty uneventful.   Lots of tall cane grass and some dead ends.

high water

high water

This rapid had some of the worst hydraulics on the river.  It turned into a double low head dam.

img_9150-800x534We walked around this one and the rest was just plain fun.  The rapids below bocome continuous and fast at these levels.  It’s like the Numbers with about 3000 cfs.  Not many eddies for photos….sorry.

The gauge!

The gauge!

The log below the bridge was 3 feet from the water on the previous trip.  It was a great run, there are a lot more consequences at these water levels.  It’s a small river comes up and down quickly.  Thanks for checking us out!



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