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Old 04-21-2010   #11
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Don't even think about filtering Green River water in MAy. It's the consistency of mud. Pretty disgusting actually. 25 gallons seem about right if you can swing it. Leave some one gallon jugs out for showers and bring a couple cases of bottled water for drinking. Try to eat off paper plates so you don't use much dish water. I don't think there is any fresh water sources along that run (that you dont have to hike to).

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Old 04-22-2010   #12
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we typically use the alum and bleach meathod for cleaning.

we take half gallon per person per day for consumption. toward the end of the trip if we are low or run out of water we filter from the beer coolers as the ice is mostly or all the way melted by then.

and we freeze gatorade bottles for the food cooler. it keeps the food dry and offers cold gatorade at the end when we are all dehydrated from all the boozing.

keep your water containers tightly closed, including the air intake, or you'll find bugs in them.

we'll be down that stretch may 15-21, couple of blue rafts and a couple canoes. give us a shout if you see us.


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Old 04-22-2010   #13
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Another vote for taking enough water from home for drinking and cooking.

On a Deso Gray trip last year we took a bunch of big plastic "pickle" buckets. Soon as camp was setup the buckets were filled with river water and lined up on the beach. We added alum and let the buckets set. We used this water for dish washing and showers. Last bucket in the dish wash train had a cap full of clear clorox added to take care of germs etc.

Test out a bucket of "brown" water and you will be amazed at the amount of mud that will settle to the bottom overnight or much faster if you add some alum.
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Old 06-15-2010   #14
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watch out for the skunks in jones hole camp number 2. They seem like juveniles and dont want to spray but their was dozen of them.

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