Originally Posted by Aroberts
Any possibility of it being open pre-permit, so May 14th? What determines when the FS opens the road, is it snow pack, the date, both, etc.
Has the road ever been open pre-permit?
I have done three pre-permit season trips Once on the 14th when you only had to launch before permit season. Twice we launched around May 10th when they changed it to you had to be off the river by May 15th. Flows were 3.7, 5.0 and 5.5.
I remember enough rocks on the road the one trip that we had three or four flats driving in. Blew up a trailer one year too. Didn't have to deal with snow on top at all that I can remember. Snow on the side of the road but not on the road.
I would have to look up the years one was around '92 and again in '94 and another in 2002 or so.
Be prepared and do it. Such a great river. The Moose Juice is big but the upper stretch just keeps coming at you. Not much drinking on the water on those trips.