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Trip report 3/11/19

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March 12, 2019 09:25AM
Arrived to Bowen around 11. Mike said the river was knee-high or waist-high. Got down to the springs, and heard running water from farther away than I ever have before. One other couple ahead of me turned around at the end because they didn’t want to cross.

I did cross, but couldn’t take anything across the river with me - had to leave my pack, clothes, etc behind. I have never seen the river this high or this cold in my 4 years visiting. Word of caution: being across the river from your supplies is NOT a good idea. If the river had risen, I would’ve been stranded naked, in 45 degree weather. Terrible choice I shouldn’t have made.

Only 4 of the 6 pools were accessible - 2 of them completely underwater. And there was more sand in the lower pools than usual.

5 other people in the springs - 2 textile. I couldn’t tell if they just had their stuff strewn about, or if there was trash everywhere.
I did pick up some trash once I crossed back over at the end. Bottles, underwear... some of it was clearly from AFTER the flooding.

I say all this so that if anyone else is considering coming in from Bowen this week... I’d strongly discourage it. It can be done, but not without taking some risks.

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