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Old 07-27-2008   #1
 
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Rancho to Catamount, 1st time

Hi, are the flows safe for me to float rancho to catamount, overnight trip for the first time? I need some practice and need to learn on this stretch a few times. I have a Aire Super Puma 13'. Thanks.

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Old 07-27-2008   #2
 
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You should be fine - I think its a better stretch for a novice than Pumphouse to State bridge. Launching at Rauncho del Rio will get you a few more rapids above SB. There'll be lots of smaller rapids down to about Bond then the river's pretty flat but has swiftly-flowing current all the way to Catamount. If you can find a campsite, camp below Bond if you can, it seems like a lot of train traffic leaves the river there.

PM me wiith your email addy and I'll send you a PDF of the BLM guidebook on the Upper C.

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PM me wiith your email addy and I'll send you a PDF of the BLM guidebook on the Upper C.

----would you email it to me as well, please? [email protected]
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Old 07-28-2008   #4
 
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Lets try this - Andy R, the site owner just made some changes to make attaching a file easier. A couple of years ago I couldn't find the "Juniper Glen" campsite - it may have become overgrown since the book was printed. If you find it, please let us know and what the landmarks are for it.
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Found Juniper Glen a few years ago....definitely stay at cottonwood bend, I think the camp is right at the apex of the bend, or stay about 1/2 mile upstream from Cottonwood, several small camp sites that are adequate on river left. Juniper glen was a 100 yard march over some wood that was over a marshy area into a small grove of junipers, and was overrun by mice on our late fall trip several years ago. We camped at one of the small sites above Cottonwood last late September and it was a much better choice!

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