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Old 06-06-2011   #1
 
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Any camping on Ruby right now?

Has anyone floated Ruby-Horsethief lately? I have heard camping is tough, but is it non-existent? Was hoping to float 6/15 and 16. Flows showing over 30,000.

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Old 06-06-2011   #2
 
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Did it this weekend, cottonwood, fault, or most of black rocks campsites are under water. mee is decent from the corner to the beach. Black rocks was boiling, very interesting. Have fun, be safe.
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Old 06-06-2011   #3
 
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Ruby Camping

Just did Ruby on Saturday when running 37,000 cfs. It was moving pretty fast and everything was flat. Camping was limited. Rattlesnake and Cottonwood site markers were in the water or under water. You have to hike up and through the opening to get to the site. Salt Creek was very accessible. Mee was pretty good too but high. +1 on Black Rocks being interesting. Run left of first rock in middle of river. Not much of the rocks showing. Huge whirlpools dropping maybe 2-3 feet. Crazy but very runnalbe and fun. Camping at Blackrocks is doable in the lowe sites. Enjoy!
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Old 06-07-2011   #4
 
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How long did that Saturday trip take at 37,000? Must have been quick!
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Old 06-07-2011   #5
 
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We were on the river for 5 hours including a stop for lunch at Mee. Today State Line was at 45,000. Didn't float but just to give you an idea of camping as your original post stated, the river is pretty high. Many areas are flooded between GJ and Loma along the river corridor. Camping will be tight but still doable in locations that are located along higher flats.
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