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Old 06-30-2011   #1
Idaho Falls, Idaho
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Green ABC or Labrynth this weekend?

Trying to pull off a multi-day family float this weekend, and was looking for opinions on which float would be more enjoyable? The trip will consist of several families with younger kids. We're not looking for whitewater as much as scenery. Bugs are a concern, fishing would be nice, as would swimming. Any ideas?

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Old 06-30-2011   #2
Palisade, Colorado
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Green River below Flaming Gorge would be my choice

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Old 06-30-2011   #3
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We were thinking about those same two choices. I've read that there is a low bridge at the beginning of the C section that you'd have to portage at this water level. If you didn't want to portage, you could plan to take out above the bridge, but that really shortens the trip. We've decided to hold of on that section until the water comes down enough to make it under the bridge. Seems like it would be a great 3 day, 2 night trip. We have 4 days off, so we were thinking about Labyrinth. But we're having trouble finding others to join us - we want to head out Friday morning. Still debating. May go with Plan B and do some local floats and skip the overnight. We have never done either of these two sections, so we don't have first-hand knowledge.
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Old 06-30-2011   #4
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I heard from one source that the mosquitoes might be bad on the Labrynth. I had not heard about the low bridge, either. Is it an easy enough portage around the bridge?
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We've been waiting for the flows on the Green to go down also. The flows are probably fine as is but our youngest is only three so I'll wait. It's a great family float at lower levels, splashy and pretty. We took our kids (7,5,3) down it last year all the way through Browns Park and had a blast. With the flows being high the lower end of the trip would be less of a slog though. At normal flows of around 2000cfs we ended up having to row most of the way through Browns. Worth it but slowwww.

Havn't done Labyrinth yet but it's on the list.
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