Go Back   Mountain Buzz > Whitewater Boating > Whitewater Rafting

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-26-2014   #1
Beardance42's Avatar
Boulder, Colorado
Paddling Since: 1989
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 238
Deso: has Joe Hutch mellowed since the flash?

Haven't been out to Deso since '07 (ran it many times in the 90's and early 00's), but we got a 7 day permit for last week of Aug. Figure with the good snowpack above Flaming Gorge, we may still get 2500 or so, decent flow as far as I'm concerned.

Haven't run Joe Hutch since it flashed, and I know it's a kick at high water. Has the thing mellowed since then, what's it like these days at lower water: 2K - 3.5 K ? Figuring the '11 big water and this year's as well will shuffle the deck a bit....


Beardance42 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2014   #2
cedar city, Utah
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 1,931
Mellowed out a ton for high water but....

The big years seemed to move the rocks around enough to create a picket somewhere around 3k. Didn't go last year so I am not 100% positive its still there but doubt last years drought flows did much to the arrangement. Picket fence is in bottom 1/3 of rapid and can be run to left or right. Its really the only semi-technical move of the entire trip.


restrac2000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2014   #3
cataraftgirl's Avatar
Sandy, Utah
Paddling Since: 1997
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 3,120
We did it last may at around 5000 cfs. The ranger told us about the picket fence, but I don't recall seeing it. Enter top left and pulled hard to the right, away from the left side corner & wall. Easy move. No problems.
"We are all visitors to this time, this place. We are just passing through. Our purpose here is to observe, to learn, to grow, to love....and then we return home."
Australian Aboriginal Proverb
cataraftgirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2014   #4
Beardance42's Avatar
Boulder, Colorado
Paddling Since: 1989
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 238
Thanks ! Is there anything left of that miraculous beach at Cow Swim?
Beardance42 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Topic Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Joe Hutch Rapid TR rbrain Whitewater Kayaking 13 08-17-2011 02:35 PM
Lost Paddle Grn River Joe Hutch Rapid mustloverafting Lost & Found 0 07-14-2010 10:13 PM
Line for Joe Hutch on Deso mustloverafting River Access & Safety Alerts! 9 07-13-2010 08:46 PM
Joe Hutch Rapid (Deso) MacDaddy Kayaking | Trip Planner 7 06-01-2009 06:03 AM
deso/ grey Joe hutch canyon rapid thunderfoot River Access & Safety Alerts! 1 05-25-2009 05:49 PM

» Classified Ads
2014 KVI

posted by junedog

For Sale is a 2014 KVI B14R with the 3 person fishing...

vintage Avon foot pump

posted by Johnny

Vintage Avon foot pump from back in the '80s when I had a...

12' 9" Jacks Plastic...

posted by Imlivinforever

12'9"x19" Jacks Plastic Cataraft for sale. No handles,...

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:38 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.