Originally Posted by badkins
I grew up in Laramie so i have a special affinity for wyoming runs.
Cool! I'm just a third-year, class II/III boater. The Blue is the hardest thing I've done and I love it more every time I go. Take that back, I did Snake River Canyon last year. It was ok, but I prefer smaller water.
The Laramie saw some pretty good flows this past spring/early summer, which I really enjoyed after-work. If you've got an hour and a half before dark, you've got time to do the short run to Wood's Landing. It's most fun in my canoe, but quite a few rafts do it and of course I always have a good time in my kayak. It's pretty easy, but it's a great way to get on the water when there's not enough time to drive to the Poudre. At my skill level, when the flow is high, I find it a great, during the week, confidence booster, that helps prepare for the weekend.
Have you any experience on the Hoback? My first kayaking experience was two years ago on th Hoback, in the Granite Springs area, before it went into the canyon. I'm just wondering what it's like all the way to the Snake. Wondering if I could handle it. Thanks, we're going on a trip there this summer so any beta would be helpful. Thanks.