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Old 07-18-2005   #1
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ideas for Raft Trip for this weekend class 3sh - no permit

6 or 7 of us are looking to do an overnight raft trip this weekend. It would be great to do a Westwater but we slacked on the permit. Any ideas for similar type class 3sh rivers that we could do this weekend.


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Old 07-18-2005   #2
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or... does anyone know anyway to get a permit for this comming weekend. 23-24th??? or get on a permit???

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Old 07-18-2005   #3
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There are several stretches on the Arkansas that make for good overnighters - the shuttle's pretty easy and, although I've never done it, it sounds like it could be fun (and less crowded below Brown's).
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Old 07-18-2005   #4
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pumphouse to state bridge near Kremmling on the colorado r. is a fun,easy class II run but has good river side camping. 14-15 miles.
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Old 07-18-2005   #5
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If you launch on Brown's after about 3 pm you'll have the river to yourself. Better yet, launch at Wilderness Aware ($3 fee) and start with the Milk Run. Float down and find a campsite below Ruby Mt. Campground on public land. Continue to Stone Bridge the next am. If you get on the river before about 8:30 or so, you may be able to stay ahead of the train of rubber buses...

Good luck,

Nothing in the world is more yielding and gentle than water. Yet it has no equal for conquering the resistant and tough. The flexible can overcome the unbending; the soft can overcome the hard. - Lao Tse
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Old 07-18-2005   #6
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Pat Crawford?

Pat, is that you? My neighbor in the greater Poplar neighborhood?
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Old 07-19-2005   #7
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Yes is me Patrick , who is that? But the Ark sounds like me might be the way to go. Anyone want to let me borrow a raft?

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