Originally Posted by flyfish
We failed to get a San Juan permit so are considering the Dolores from Slickrock to Gateway the second week in June. Anyone have their crystal ball up and running? Does anyone have experience with the Dolores that late in the season? Will there be enough H2O for a 16' raft. I'm hoping for a late or slow run off, but not sure if the run off really has anything to do with the flow or if it's all based on releases from McPhee.
If this doesn't work any other suggestions for a Class III or easier 5-7 day trip. I'm willing to play the last minute chances for San Juan or Deso/Grey permits if there are cancellations or if someone has room on a permit (?). Labyrinth Canyon is also a possiblity but we did that last year.
Thanks for your thoughts and ideas.
last ran dolores back in 85 great snow that year just like this It ran good till the 15th of june. Depending on the weather hot days vrs warm will have a strong effect on the run time. I definetly would be interested after the 7th