Originally Posted by lhowemt
You guys are making me rethink my tent choice for next week...
This is a serious concern this time of year in that area. I recommend a good solid tent, nice 3 season or 4 season with extra guy lines. Not only stake the floor/bottom but also use your accessory guy out lines on the sides/front.
Not a joke or over estimate of the situation, be prepared for literally every kind of weather to occur in a single day, I have been on the Owyhee in March and had sun, snow, dime sized hail, rain, 50 mph wind, and back to sun (almost shirt sleeve weather) in a single day.
The wind can be so sever on the water that progress downstream is near impossible. Also the wind can be so bad you can't hardly maneuver side to side to get through obstacles/Rapids. Best advice is to pull over and wait till latter. When it is launch time at Rome, if there is strong upstream wind before you set out, wait till latter Best to leave from Rome directly in the morning, not late morning or mid day.