Originally Posted by KingElbear
I ran Cat late this summer and after the rapids there was no camps, I mean not at all. All the banks where 12 feet of vertical sand and tamies. We had to motor all the way to take out.
At low water many camps become exposed that are filled in between the sand banks caused by Lake Powell. They are not pretty or classic river camps in any sort of way but they do the job necessary. Obviously, each season and flood changes that reality so there is some uncertainty each spring and fall. That said, in the three trips I have done during this decade of drought we have always found a camp big enough for ten people between Imperial and Milli Crag.
Last March there were the most I had seen on any of the trips so far. There was a massive mile long bench across from Dark Canyon, though only some of it was usable because of the hideous mud. There were definitely places to camp around Sheep Canyon (were the flow was actually visible again). Smaller, bushy options abound in many places.
We generally camp somewhere below Big Drop 3 and then get up early the next day in case we have to go further than planned. This helps with the uncertainty of wind as well.