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Old 09-07-2016   #11
 
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so the taos box can often run well into the summer. In fact I took my then 9 year old daughter down the box last July. You can do both.
How did your 9 year do on the Taos box. I'm afraid that if I fliped with my daughter or she fell in she wouldn't never go with me again. So I am always careful on what I take her on.
I havent even taken her on the day trip on the salt yet and I have run that a ton of times.

I always thought the box was pretty much a April/May and early June at the latest to run. I know the Racecourse you can pretty much take whenever but with the box you need at least 750 if you want to run Powerline right?

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Our group launched out of MH just after the 4th of July holiday weekend. I brought a 13-year old young man who I've been mentoring the last several years, his first western river trip. By the time we arrived at MH, we'd already visited 7-national parks and hiked Grand Canyon and Canyonland's backcountry. Needless to say, this was a trip of a lifetime for a young man who'd never been out of Little Rock, Arkansas. The SJ provided a great backdrop for strengthening the bonds of friendship for all of us. Jump on the SJ adventure and make some incredible memories for the both of you!

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On the permit situation he told me they go every May, so maybe they have a big group and everyone submits and they have been lucky and been drawn every year. I am sure if that is the case they will be having me submit as well.
Just for a small dose of reality. We also have a large group and have not drawn an SJ, Yampa, or Grand permit in a few years. We are 2 for 2 on Lodore the last two years, and the main Salmon the year before so not complaining.

Too much.

Good luck. As a father of 4 who have told me countless times their favorite family trips have been all of our rafting ones, my vote is obvious.
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Old 09-07-2016   #14
 
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Pablo, What is the location of your first pic? Thx
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Hey Duct Tape,

That'd be Gov't. Rapid from river left at 1600ish CFS. We stopped below the drop for lunch, to swim and some live-bait practice in the tailout. Also blew up the packraft and several of us did laps taking different lines through Gov't.

On our last day I paddled the PR 17-miles from Slickhorn D to take-out as "channel scout" for us and the two groups behind us. Level was right at 1000 CFS when we hit Clay Hills.

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How did your 9 year do on the Taos box. I'm afraid that if I fliped with my daughter or she fell in she wouldn't never go with me again.
she thought it was pretty awesome. I wouldn't take her if I thought I had much chance of flipping but she can swim. Yes you want at least 750 with a raft.
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she thought it was pretty awesome. I wouldn't take her if I thought I had much chance of flipping but she can swim. Yes you want at least 750 with a raft.
Well hopefully we get a good snowpack this year and we can run it late. It is a fun run I am sure she enjoyed it.
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Hey Duct Tape,

That'd be Gov't. Rapid from river left at 1600ish CFS. We stopped below the drop for lunch, to swim and some live-bait practice in the tailout. Also blew up the packraft and several of us did laps taking different lines through Gov't.


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Thanks. I always thought San Juan was a easy cruising, camping, Anasazi ruin-ing kind of river. Thanks looks like a real rapid.
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I was voting for Taos until you said you hadn't taken your daughter on the Salt yet. I took my son on the box when he was 8 or 9 but he grew up rafting and kayaking. There is always a chance of someone swimming and could potentially be a long cold one on the box. Take her on the SJ and enjoy spending time in the outdoors together. If your willing to drive there are lots of other rivers with good whitewater you can run in a weekend from phoenix to get your whitewater fix.
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