Originally Posted by rsmiller
Thanks... yep canoes. Did you motor back up the Colorado to Moab? I'd really like to do Labyrinth and Stillwater then motor up the Colorado....
Nope. Put in at Sand Wash, took out at Lake Powell!
That could be a cool trip some time to float to the confluence and motor up to Moab.
Watch out for running Labyrinth or Stillwater over memorial day weekend, because a bunch of folks will be doing just that with power boats, the annual friendship cruise takes place then. I've heard it gets a little crazy on the river then, and can be quite the party seen, may not be what you are looking for!
Do Step, my guess on the high impact camping along that section is the number of people in rented canoes, not an issue of canoeists in general, but often the people that rent there gear on that section don't understand the whole low impact camping concept.
Power boats are aloud down stream travel only, past Mineral bottom, and outside of the occasional raft trip on it's way to Cataract, and the Friendship Cruise once a year, I don't believe Stillwater gets all that much motorized traffic, though I may be wrong.