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Old 06-06-2012   #1
 
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Looking for hikes/stops on Yampa

Heading to the Yampah for the first time 6/10. Anyone have recommendations for side hikes or cool stops?

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Old 06-06-2012   #2
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Hope the water lasts for you, I bailed on 6/8 launch (switched to Lodore).

Harding Hole has a great hike up to the top of plateau, then right below it across the river is a hike to the cave. Make sure you make the cave hike, really neato.

Other than that you have Echo park a hike to the Whispering Cave and Petroglyphs, Jones Hole has a hike to Butt plug falls.
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Up the draw at Big Joe
Mantle Cave (don't eat lunch there)
To the cliff overlooking the river from Mather
Back upstream from Box Elder 1 to a small cove
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Old 06-07-2012   #4
 
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thanks for the info

Thanks! I am looking forward to it. I've done boney before; I just want to see a free flowing river. It's still 1600, so I think we will survive.
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Ya, I've been watching it, suppose to drop to 1,200 cfs by June 8th, hope the predictions are wrong. According to Kelly, she's done it in a raft at 1,200 cfs still.
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I have heard as low as 700, but that doesn't seem like much fun to me! I am hoping for over 1000.
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I second the hike at Harding. I think you end up at a point called Wagon Wheel which is really beautiful. I also second the hike up to Signature Cave which is opposite shore of Wagon Wheel at Harding. You can walk up through the flats to a nice cave and see a bunch of signatures. I believe there is one there from Bus Hatch but could be wrong. If you take anything out of that cave, or take anything you picked up along the way, you're guaranteed to get hurt in Warm Springs.
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Just got off the Yampa yesterday. Was fine running at ~1600. I would think anything down to 1000 and your golden.
I did a good hike up sand canyon(last canyon on your left before the confluence) that was pretty cool. Got to scramble up 3 pitches to get into the canyon.
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