Originally Posted by johnovice
Any wild ass guesses on Deso cfs third week of June this year?
And might a 12' raft (rowed by a novice) be too small for big flow?
Green River Utah gauge shows average of about 16K that week (2011 was over 40K!).
I know cataraftgirl rowed her 12 footer last spring, but last year ain't this year (and she's got plenty of rowing experience!).
Are there sneaks around Joe Hutch and Wire Fence if necessary?
My trip last year was early May, so low water not high. Wire Fence is harder at low water. Joe Hutch, Coal Creek, and Three Fords are harder at high water. For Joe Hutch, if the water is high enough, you can sort of sneak on the right. It's not an easy route and may involve getting stuck on a rock. Just don't let your newbie in the small raft take on the big standing waves on the center left, half way down. If you time it right it's Mr. Toad's wild ride, but if you time it wrong, I've seen 16 ft. rafts flip or almost flip. There's also a weird corner on the bottom left that can suck a raft in, or slam you into the wall. Enter left center, then pull right. Really pull right. The scout is easy, and will give you lots of info on how to run. If you can time it right and watch others run it, that's a big help. Check out some YouTube video. A newbie in a small boat might not be the best combo.....or it could be a riot.......or it could be a train wreak?
Bring lots of bug spray, and maybe a bug suit, and a screen house. Have fun!