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Old 05-22-2009   #1
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Northgate day float

I wanted to ask for recommendations to see if there is a better way to do a day trip on the north platte through northgate. Last season we had a great time on that stretch, but the haul out of six mile gap was not fun. This year I hope to try out my 16' raft and REALLY want to avoid that haul. Any suggestions would be great. Thanks, Cy

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Old 05-22-2009   #2
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Make it a 2-3 day trip and pull out at the Bennett Peak Campground or Treasure Island. Both have drive-in ramps. Otherwise, suck it up and haul out at Six Mile.

That's why it's not crowded.

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Old 05-22-2009   #3
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Chip I've never been in the area but have been thinking it would be fun to borrow a raft and go camp for a couple of days...
What do you recommend for a trip with northgate included?
Sorry to thread jack but I thought it was close enough on topic to work...
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Old 05-22-2009   #4
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Pickaroon is an option, but is on the wrong side of the river and requires a long shuttle, on which it is easy to get lost. It also requires an extra ten give or take a few miles. On the opposite side of Pickaroon, there is an old road that goes down to the river; but it is touch and go, particluarly if it is wet. It is a serious 4wd and easy to get stuck.
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