San Francisco - 01. San Francisco to Pleasanton

San Francisco, New Mexico, US


01. San Francisco to Pleasanton

Usual Difficulty II-III (for normal flows)
Length 40 Miles

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-09444000 500 - 5000 cfs II-III 01h07m 24.8 cfs (too low)
Flow range for best boatability uncertain. Please help your fellow boaters with a comment or report.

River Description

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Just guessing at the long and lat coordinates here....
StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2017-07-15 04:31:54

Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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May 8 2017 (559 days ago)
jonvick1966 (158259)
We did the upper part of this run (Reserve to Iron Bridge) on two successive days--Feb. 20th &
21st, 2017. We started a few miles below Reserve on Forest Service land at 75 cfs. This flow built
up to a good 150 by the time we took out half way down. This is a beautiful, scenic stretch, with
few wire fence or wood problems (we did have to portage around a large log). Nice canyon scenery.
The next day we decided to finish from where we took out the day before, thinking more of the same.
This was not to be. We had to dodge and portage numerous wire fences in a stretch of river
absolutely ruled by beaver! Wood obstacles abounded in this oft braided channel, the worst being a
small logjam I found myself holding on to, until I could crawl sideways to shore. Otherwise, this
would be a stretch well worth doing again, particularly for an overnighter. Too bad. I would not
recommend this river to canoes, rafts, or even hardshells (you'd have to get out of your boat all
the time). If you go, go in an IK at 500 or less, and be ready to eddy out, scout, and portage
because of the wood and fences.

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