Deso trip report
Hey everyone. Just got back from a Deso trip and thought I'd post a trip report. Looks like we missed some nasty weather in Salt Lake while we were gone last week. Our weather was really quite good on the trip. Mostly sunny with moderate temps. Shorts & t-shirts the first 3-4 days, one day cold enough to throw the paddle jackets & pants, or dry suits on. One night of mild rain, and a dusting of snow on the canyon walls the next morning. Otherwise, the wind was our biggest enemy. A couple days of hard rowing into the wind, but that's par for the course on Deso anytime.
Water level was around 6500 cfs when we launched and climbed steadily to 10,500 cfs for the first 3 days, then went down to 7000 cfs by take-out. Really a great water level. We ran Joe Hutch while it was peaking at 10,500 cfs which was helpful so that we could run down the right hand side and avoid the big flipper waves on the left. Our canoe boys did a great job and had a blast on the trip. They especially liked running the hole on Surprise.
The biggest positive about this trip was NO STINKING MOSQUITOS!!!!!!! We may never do Deso in June again.
The road into Sand Wash was in great shape, and RRT did a great job on our shuttle.