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Old 05-27-2013   #11
Cottonwood, Arizona
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Any of the River House camps, Lust (across and below 3rd River House camp,) Lime Ridge, Big Stick, Martini, either of the 8-Foot camps, Ledge (hard to get and often w/blowing sand,) and Fossil.

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Old 05-27-2013   #12
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Desecration and Chinle are both big excellent camps, but require the Navajo permit to use.

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Old 07-16-2013   #13
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Myself and three friends are planning on putting in Bluff on August 5th. We are all experienced paddlers but have not been down the San Juan. I think we will look at other options if the river will be below 400 CFS. We were thinking of taking 3 Canadian canoes or three duckies and oar rig. Any advice as to what would make the most sense? If the river is up over 600 CFS? Thanks in advance.
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Old 07-19-2013   #14
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Ran Sand Island to Mexi Hat last year with the wife in 15ft royalex tandem canoe right around 400cfs (ranger board said 380 the morning we dropped in). Water was low but we trucked right along and didn't have any clearance issues. At those flows, the rapids were pretty interesting (fun!) in a canoe and the water was running really clear. The guys I saw in big boats were scraping and spinning through the main rapids as nothing was running river-wide.
From what I could tell another couple/few hundred cfs would make some bigger waves but I would still do a canoe probably up to at least 800.
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Old 07-19-2013   #15
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Thanks Indrdgtz, appreciate you advise. I think we will plan on canoes unless the river is over 800 or 1000 CFS.
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Old 07-19-2013   #16
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Ran MH to CH in a 15' heavy raft in March with flows at 410 to start and 600 on the last day. Would do it again at those levels in a heartbeat.
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Old 07-19-2013   #17
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Nine foot wave?

USGS gauge says the San Juan flashed to 15,100 at 11pm on July 15.

A nine foot rise in river level is mind boggling, but unrelated to unconfirmed reports of April glaciers.

Any trip reports?


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