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Old 02-19-2008   #11
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I'll take that as a compliment although I'd rather hear "mad paddling skills" and a clarification that I was NOT the right hand paddle on Quartzite who couldn't back paddle- and since we pulled out fine thanks to your mad paddling skills, he was saved the bootie beer requirement. It was awesome no matter how you look at it- forwards, backwards, or sideways.

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The Line at Quartzite is on the far left unless you want to go for the hero route. Dirk went on the hero line blind : )

Oh, and when you tell your paddlers to be ready for a back right, then call a back right, call it again, and again and they just keep paddling forward - is that a bootie beer?

Permit season starts on March 1st.

Other Notes: We averaged a bit less than 4 mph. There is significant beach erosion in many places. Really cool geology along the canyon. Saw one Bald Eagle in the Bald Eagle zone. Cactus looks cool, but dosen't feel good. More beer is always better. Takemetotheriver has mad cooking skills - ribs were stellar. 1700 miles driving is a long weekend. The river is 52 miles long. Indian Permits are available self service at the put-in, look for a red metal grill halfway down the dirt road to the put-in on the right. The Upper Salt Canyon is beautiful big scary illegal whitewater. Overfilling WAAG Bags is a bad idea. Speeding tickets suck. 7 people, 4 kayaks and a raft just barely fit in a Toyota Tundra . This was a great trip.

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Old 02-19-2008   #12
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Oh- and the Reservation permit is $15 per day, midnight to midnight, while on the river and then they'll try to sell you a parking pass for $5. Skip the parking permit.

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Old 02-20-2008   #13
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I liked the synopsis rafuts. I have to say 2000 miles in a Subaru outback with 4 people, 3 kayaks, 2 oars, a raft, paddles and gear is a pretty tight fit.

For the permit we paid $20 per person per day. At the store. Only later did we realize the are available at the put-in.

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