Originally Posted by ari1818
just one question about gore canyon;
if we are a group of very fit 27-34 year olds. most without much experience in rafting. so, is taking on a river like that (class 5) too dangerous, or is it "doable"?
I did see a couple of guys in a duckie when we were camped at the Bench; turns out they had gotten confused and launched above Gore canyon instead of the pump house; the floor was out of the duckie, they were soaked, cold, had lost all of their gear for an overnight, and wanted to know how far it was to State Bridge. It was something like 5 PM.
After we fed them and dried them out and gave them beer they decided to head down to Rancho. Their total experience when they launched above Gore?
None. Zero. Nothing.
Yeah, with a commercial group you'd be OK.
Don't know if North Platte is still running, but it offers some excitement for paddle boats.