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Old 06-05-2005   #1
Join Date: Jun 2004
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Muddy Creek, Utah

A friend and I are heading out to Utah next week and if the flow stays
up on Muddy Creek, we are planning to paddle The Chute on Saturday,
June 12. It would be nice to hook up with some other paddlers for the
shuttle. If anyone is interested or is going to be there, let me know.
For those that might not know of this run, it is an easy Class II
paddle, but has a long shuttle. Also, I have searched, with no luck,
for a paddlers group in Utah to post to. Anyone know of one?

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Old 06-05-2005   #2
Salt Lake City, Utah
Join Date: Mar 2005
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You might want to try the message board to hook up on a shuttle, for what its worth. I know people are paddling it and looking to work out the shuttle aswell


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Old 06-06-2005   #3
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Muddy Creek

Wanted to do that for eons. Scouted the shuttle. I think you could mtn bike it in about 2hrs if you left early before the heat of the day.
No amount of money is worth your free time!
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Old 06-06-2005   #4
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Always wanted to do that run!A fiend and i are planning on the dolores this fri -sun,its down abit,if it stays down and muddy is up we'd be down for it.ALSO, nearby is acluster of creeks that sounds good Huntington ,Ferron ,and Cottonwood.Will be watching flows let you know asap
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Old 06-06-2005   #5
Salt Lake City, Utah
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If you looking for whitewater the boxes of the San Rafel is the best in the area, probably the state. Its a commiting 4-5 box canyon with 1-2 portages. One of the sweetest desert runs in the west. Can be done in one long day or is typically run as an overnighter. The flows are currently based off estimates, as there has apparently been a problem with the gauges.

If you like the muddy, you might want to consider the Little Grand Canyon of the San Rafel. This is the run just upstream of the Black Boxes run, Class 1, super sweet, really pretty, can be done in one day.

The water in Utah has brought alot of these run back to life, but won't last long a ruff guess is that most thing are peaking or have peaked and are slowly turning down.

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