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Old 03-02-2009   #21
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Originally Posted by Ryan Albery View Post

I just got done with a 30 day trip all the way to Pierce Ferry... assuming you've got a cool group, I'd love to go down again. No problem with the money, and I can either row a boat, or kayak. I might be able to get a raft of my own, I would prefer if there were at least two rafts along. If it's still an option, I'd love to know the details- so amazing down there!

The park service only allows one trip per year.

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Old 03-02-2009   #22
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Originally Posted by cadster View Post
You can skip the Haulapai fees by doing another 75 miles and pay less for the shuttle, too. The Grand Canyon continues for 50 of those miles although most of it has been flooded in the past be Lake Mead. At current lake level's only about five miles are without current. There's talk by May you'd only have to do 55 miles below Daimond Creek.

A small group shouldn't have to pay the $550 shop cost, but just do it themselves.
I just passed bye pierce ferry in February. they had the new road tagged, and were dozing it as we floated by. we only did like 2.5 to 3 miles of actual lake mead(its a fuckin reservoir).
all the companies that do shuttle are in flagg or page, from what I know. the shuttles are longer so in turn cost more, but still less per person instead of diamond creek and hualapia fees. I suggest going further down stream. the first ten miles past diamaond is fun whitewater and the current after that is cruisin'. I don't suggest trying to float till 4 am to the take out, the sand bars are a bitch. we did it in full moon so it was easily navigated, but frikkin watch out for those sand bars, and when you see red bouy lights flashing in the reservoir you are very close to south cove, pull in res left before the first buoy. wish I could go but as we all know ONE TRIP PER CALENDER YEAR. have fun and good luck findin a few more boats

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Old 03-03-2009   #23
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Old 03-06-2009   #24
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Thanks for all of the interest. I have the trip put together and head out next week. Sorry, I didn't get back to everyone.... I just got overloaded with responses!

As far as the costs... I'm aware I can do it cheaper. The cheapest trip isn't my priority, rather, ease of planning and time constraints are. Also, I agree with several of you that mentioned that March is amazing. In my mind it is the best month to go. Green and lush....

Hope you all have a kick ass spring!
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Old 03-06-2009   #25
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Originally Posted by boatmusher View Post
Indian Costs:
$60 per person
$60 per vehicle
$60 per trailer
$60 per shuttle driver

$285 per vehicle

$100 unless less than 1 month before launch then $200 to add

$550 Shop cost
$16-18 per person per day
Me too, thanks for the breakdown, I keep seeing post whee it costs so much to go and I just wondered , now I am edge u ma cated.


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