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Old 01-07-2012   #1
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Salt above hwy 60

I know its tribal lands and probably not legal to run, but looks doable from many parts of the highway up. Any buzzards have any beta,storys,pictures?
It looks super burly and looks like it would go even with really low water.

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Boating this Tribal Land is a good way to give up all your gear!!!
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so its not possible to obtain a permit for that section? by any means?
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Old 01-07-2012   #4
 
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nope. not to say it hasn't been done, but it's unlikely your going to get anyone to admit to it. i wouldn't risk it personally.
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Thats a shame.. for us. From what ive seen from climbing in that area with a powerful pair of binocs ,theres some really stout boating in there. But doesnt sound worth the risk.
Any other AZ suggestions? other than the ones in the book.
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lots of good AZ water, when it's running. just got off of a fun day on the verde
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Upper salt above 60 has been done plenty of times. Yes the water is stout and yes you have to poach. There used to be a write up on coloradokayaking.com but can't seem to find it now.

The Black also has close to 100 miles of gorged class IV and is good to go at 300-500 cfs. Good luck dealing with those Apaches. They must be grumpy from not paying taxes and all the free college they get. Try calling them and getting the same answer or person twice.
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Upper salt above 60 has been done plenty of times. Yes the water is stout and yes you have to poach. There used to be a write up on coloradokayaking.com but can't seem to find it now.

The Black also has close to 100 miles of gorged class IV and is good to go at 300-500 cfs. Good luck dealing with those Apaches. They must be grumpy from not paying taxes and all the free college they get. Try calling them and getting the same answer or person twice.
I Cannot imagine why they are grumpy...
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I have heard that this is one of the best whitewater runs in Arizona. Rumor has it the run is class V and there are 3 portages at higher flows (2000+ cfs), fewer portages with regular flows (1400ish). Seal-launch portages are supposedly common. Access is interesting. Fishing permits are recommended. Looks like a great place to go for walled in whitewater.

Rumor has it that write up was taken down after a heavy dose of hate mail was received... not from authorities, but from Arizona paddlers that didn't want beta shared.
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This is a stellar run at all kinds of different flows. Below 500 cfs the sieves really come out. There's an easily traveled dirt road to a bridge (put-in) providing access. 7-8 miles of read/run grade IV in a beautiful walled in canyon warm you up for the goods below. Bring a solid group and be ready to scout. This is the best run in AZ.
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