We went over President's day last year- 3 days at 3600cfs. Weather was about 55 during the day; the water was cold. It was beautiful, deserted, and pumping! Permit season doesn't begin until March 1st.
I was also on a permit for the last week in March- at 1800cfs we did it in 5 days with one layover day.
The 09 permit will be up Nov. 15th.
We're planning for President's day again this year if there's water and anyone wants to join us.
Originally Posted by CanyonEJ
That's when I applied last year.
Now you've got us... or me at least, drooling over Salt season and the kick off to next year.
Watch the flows this winter. It happened a number of times where people from Durango and elsewhere boogied down there after a winter storm pumped up the river. But you need to be ready to rally on short notice. And you don't need the Wilderness permit, just the White Mtn. Apache day use permit.