Motor for Cataract Canyon
Anyone in Denver or Salt Lake City have a motor and motor-mount setup for a raft that they'd be willing to rent out to a fellow boater? We're launching on Cataract from Mineral Bottom on the 9th and planning on taking out on the 14th at the Dirty Devil/Hite. Time will be short there at the end and we're hoping to find a quick way out after the rapids.
I think there's room to add people to the permit as well, if you'd like to come along for the ride. The park service changed the rules though and after tomorrow (April 1st, 2011), it costs $20 per person to run cataract on top of the $30 per permit fee. No fooling!
Or, another idea we've had is to pay someone to pull us out from below the rapids. I've heard of people who can motor up from Hite and meet below the rapids, and then you tag-along for the pull out, skipping the heinous all-night against-the-wind epic... Does anybody here do that or know of a reliable outfitter that provides this service?
Thoughts? Ideas? I really appreciate having access to the desert boating community through these forums.