Originally Posted by oarframe
How was the trip?
Launching 8/26 we got Wade & Curtis, Rippling brook 2, JH 4, and uggg Island park.
That's four nights!? Are you doing a 5 day trip? 5 day would be very nice. We ended up running most stuff at 800cfs and it sucks! The river went up at night and dropped during the day.
I LOVE Wade & Curtis camp for the first night. We stayed there the first night and it was very nice. Rippling Brook 2 kinda blows. 1 is nice as I floated by, 2 didn't look much of anything. JH 4 is away from 1-3 and has a decent landing at low water (best out of the 4), but it doesn't have as much coverage as 1-3 does (which was very nice during a huge thunderstorm). Island Park is the best out of all the shitty camps down below in my opinion, just bring some sun shade and stake your tents if thunderstorm rolls in.
I would still launch as early as possible from Island Park. We launched at 8:15am from JH 3 and were at take out by 1:30 pm. Passed all the parties on the way and had the take out all to ourselves. The parties at the shitty sites below had a hell of a time with the thunderstorms, lost some boats even. As we passed the last party before Splitmountain put in, the winds picked up and I felt bad for the guys behind us. The wind picked up around 11am that day and the flat section of the Rainbow park is a biatch in the wind.
Have a great trip!