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Old 06-30-2012   #1
 
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How is this trip at 2400 Cfs? Lowest I've done it is 6000. Can I still get a HEAVY boat down? Any guess on how busy it will be this Monday night? Bugs right now? Fire bans? Stoves? Etc? Any insight for a trip this week would be appreciated.

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You probably won't have any problems with a heavy boat even at this level. I talked to Wayne (BLM Ranger) yesterday and he told me boater numbers are down due to low water and high temperatures. It's so freaking hot the bugs shouldn't be an issue either. And Monday night shouldn't be busy at all, I'd try for a campsite with shade like Mee Corner. There's a total ban on fires & charcoal but gas stoves are o.k. You still have to have a fire pan though. It will be low and slow. Have fun.
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Been twice at this level and yes you will have a blast! Bring inflatables to play and hang out in the water! My 5 yrs old and I spent 7 hours swimming in the river one day....we slept good that night!
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ive been down there twice this year, once at 4000 and once at about 2200, and the only drawback is lack of current. if the winds pick up, theres almost nothing you can do since you get no help from the current when it s this low. we had to pull over and sit on the beach at fault 2 for five hours one day.

The mosquitoes weren't too bad, but the non-biting gnat type bugs seemed more abundant.
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You wil need a permit.
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Am I correct that the weekday permits are still self issued at the put in? Or. Do I need to call the Blm office? This is a last minute trip being thrown together
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Just looked online and saw I need to get a permit through Blm. Would I have issues trying to get one tomorrow morning? Anybody know if weekday launches are limited? Is there a calendar like Westwater permit to see if there are openings? Thanks a lot
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Just looked online and saw I need to get a permit through Blm. Would I have issues trying to get one tomorrow morning? Anybody know if weekday launches are limited? Is there a calendar like Westwater permit to see if there are openings? Thanks a lot
I don't think you will have a problem getting one. Call as soon asthe office opens.
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Shade ??? What are the best Mee canyon campsites for shade ? What about black rock campsites with a tree or two? I can't remember what camp has the tree...... 8,9,10? I've only done this trip a few times and not that familiar. Any advice for some shade would be great.
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Shade ??? What are the best Mee canyon campsites for shade ? What about black rock campsites with a tree or two? I can't remember what camp has the tree...... 8,9,10? I've only done this trip a few times and not that familiar. Any advice for some shade would be great.
I think it's Mee Corner that has the big shade tree.
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