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Old 06-26-2012   #1
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Best 2 day on the West Slope/East Utah at low water?

with the low water levels this year and no permits that i can speak of, what do you all think would be some good 2-3 day trips on the western slope/eastern utah? I have done Ruby/Horsethief and Westwater a number of times, but not too familar with cisco on down to moab or how long these sections take to float... We would be driving out of Durango for a weekend warrior trip. If you where in my position what would you float?

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Old 06-26-2012   #2
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Without a permit I would suggest Delta to Whitewater, or Cisco to Moab....but I would wait for temps to cool down some. I floated Escalante to Bridgeport this weekend and the air temps were 99-103 during the day and when you stepped onto a beach and more then 5' from the water it felt like it went up another 5-10 degrees.....the sand literally burned you immediately. Lots of water is mandatory. As is an umbrella.

You could do either in 2 nights if you started early. We were on the water by 830-9 am each morning, you don't really want to be out there after 2 pm right now.

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Old 06-26-2012   #3
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Gunny is at 700, and the water is plenty cold to keep you from roasting. Just do the hike early, or Friday night.
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Old 06-26-2012   #4
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If I were in Durango, I would try to get a midweek Chama permit. It is flowing at "above normal" stages to irrigate the fields.

Cisco to Dewey Bridge is slow and not many camps but is nice if you want to add a day to a Dewey on down trip. I've had good luck getting a nice camp below Dewey Bridge but it requires good communication with other boaters and flexibilty to share a large site with a small group. On a normal weekend. It also helps to get an early Friday, or even Thursday, launch. With a holiday, but extremely hot temps, it is hard to predict what the boat ramp will look like.
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