I have a friend who wants to bring his 6 year old on Gates of Lodore. Are the bigger rapids walkable? Easily scoutable? How many days are good for a leasurely trip? Any recommendations on campsites and hikes are also appreciated. Thanks
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5 days is best and the most you can do. Hells would be the only one I would worry about walking, that said walking hells half mile leaves no real good place to pick up the walkers. To be safe scout upper disaster falls, dont go right at the island after lower disaster falls. The ranger was telling people to go right there last year and is totally wrong and dangerous. Leads into an undercut wall river right. Scout triplet falls and hells half mile. After the confluence its pretty basic and maybe scout moonshine if you feel better about it. Good to scout the first time and with kids for sure but really pretty basic other than hhm.
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