So, my dad, who is 87, wants to go on multiday trip this summer. Probably late July. He's in good shape for guy his age. The last time we discussed it, he said he'd like to do the Grand Canyon. We thought we should start off with something a little shorter and easier and see how it goes.
Last fall, we took him and my mom on the Moab Daily and they both had a great time, but that was a 4 hour trip. We'd love to take him on Ruby/Horsethief because of the scenery. He's big into photography. We think it's just too hot at that time of year. We decided that maybe the Green R below Flaming Gorge would be a good alternative. Not quite as scenic at R/H, but not bad. I mentioned it to a neighbor of ours and he said that he and his wife were doing a three day trip on the that section at that time of year and the biting flies were so bad, they took off a day early.
Has anyone on MB has similar experience on the Green at that time of year? I'm open to suggestions for other trips. I thought of SF of the Snake, but it's not as scenic and it may have bug issues of it's own. I could bump my dad's visit back a month, but we're leaving for a GC trip on 9/16 and I know our work schedules are going to be absolute utter hell till we head for LF.