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Lower San Juan Speed Run

Have I smoked too much weed if I think I can paddle the last 40 miles until Clay Hills in a long boat at 871cfs IN ONE DAY??

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Have I smoked too much weed if I think I can paddle the last 40 miles until Clay Hills in a long boat at 871cfs IN ONE DAY??

If you have to ask...

Kidding. No idea. Good luck.
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Pray for me

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Old 1 Week Ago   #4
 
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Can you row 40 miles across a lake in a day? I haven't been at that level but that stretch isn't much faster than a lake.
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You got it!

I believe in you. No idea if mere mortals can attain such legendary status with virtually no moving water, but I'd like to hear how it turns out! Long boats foreva!
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No problem... but I would take a couple extra joints just for the last mile

and go for it
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saw 2 dudes in old wildwater boats while at Cave Draw on the Bruneau years back. Saw them about 2pm, they'd launched at Murphys, portaged Jarbidge falls (this was pre-barker falls) and were well on pace to complete the 70 mile day to takeout by dark.

500 cfs, no sandbars though.

Bet the portage was a nice break from the boats!
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I would say no this time of year unless you are planning to paddle in the dark. You're going to have to be on the water by shortly after 7am and cover 5 miles an hour all day long. You might be able to do it if you don't ever stop to use the bathroom or eat, and don't have any issues at Government Rapid.
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Probably but I wouldn't count on anyone writing a book about it.
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Maybe I missed something but my first question is, what kind of boat are you taking?
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