Originally Posted by Bigdrops
The soaking wet, haul slapping ride to bullfrog sucks worse than carrying all of your gear up that !#cking steep a** sandy hill. Just remember, everything you bring on your trip you will literally carry up that hill. Happy Rafing
Oh yeah, $25 pp, thanks for nothing park service.
Different strokes for different folks I guess.
We have derigged everything from 12 to 18 footers at Dirty Devil 3 years in a row with no problems. Must really change with water levels. Definitely an issue for bigger rigs or those with health problems that limit carrying lots of weight. We fully derig and stow gear after each trip anyways; living in Utah doesn't really lend itself to keeping a rig inflated all the time.
Different perspective about the permit fee. $25-40 for me to camp in a national park for a week seems cheap. Plus, to know that they don't charge SAR fees if I ever have a problem down there seems to justify throwing some $$$ their way.
Its a great run to me no matter the cost or ramps. No paved ramp = flow all the way to takeout. Would rather carry our gear 200 feet then row on lake for 20 miles myself. But to each their own. Will be a great spring for my preference.
Looking forward to seeing some of those camps again.