Originally Posted by zbaird
It would be a risk that is unlikely worth it for sure.
I am mostly saying the one trip a year thing is BS. Id be happy with them limiting it to one high use permit a year. I think the the two week option is great, that makes more sense. I dont like the man controlling who I can invite on my trips. They give me 25 spots, let me invite who I want. I have a hard time believing that it lessens the impact on the canyon if I bring uncle joe instead of my boater friend who already went on someone elses trip. Probably quite the opposite. If it is an opportunity thing, I am not going to invite someone just because they haven't been and I need to fill a spot.
I am launching on the 1st and hope the water is still up. Ive never seen Lodore over 1200. Permit is full or I'd throw you an invite. Oh wait, you couldnt go anyway.
I thought it WAS one high use trip per year and unrestricted during low use season?
I agree, I think there are enough trips that don't fill up to justify letting people go on multiple trips. I've seen enough trips with 4-6 people on them to make up for a trip with 16-20 and a few of them be multiple users.
I guess I also see why you would restrict it too...if anyone could go multiple times then it would keep people who didn't get a chance to go off the river. Its easy to say that they are just adding you on to an existing trip, but if each person on that trip got their own permit throughout the season and invited each other then it would be a bit unfair. Double edged sword for sure.