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Old 03-02-2010   #1
 
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Virgin River; Zion Narrows beta wanted

I'd love to fire up the Virgin river this spring, who's in? what is the best time to expect it to run? any beta about zion narrows, temple of sinawava and LDS falls would be much appriciated. Thanks!

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Glance at this thread - lots of beta/opinions/extra curriculars

https://www.mountainbuzz.com/forums/f14/problems-on-n-f-virgin-river-narrows-24148.html\

Couple other threads have beta to, check the links at the bottom of the page for similar articles.
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bob, casey tango here. i did the narrows & temple runs last year, and scouted LDS falls. looked a little low to drop. temple run has better rapids and is a little harder than the narrows, and is logistically much easier, but short. the narrows is slow moving until the deep creek confluence, full of wood, but well worth it as an overnighter. the waterfall goes even at very low flow.

i'm in AZ and will be on the Salt for the next couple months. might be able to make it into utah to fire some stuff off.

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Hopefully not another one of those years
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I'd love to fire up the Virgin river this spring, who's in? what is the best time to expect it to run? any beta about zion narrows, temple of sinawava and LDS falls would be much appriciated. Thanks!
FB, I looked at yer profile and yer obviously qualified to run it. So this isn't directed at you.

People, please don't run the Narrows if yer a class 3 boater who sometimes misses yer roll. I drove all the way over there last season (from BV) only to find the Narrows "closed" to boating cuz of some helicopter rescues of folks who treated the class "3" boating the same as a roadside run. If yer swimming and losing gear in there yer going to screw it up for everybody else. We *really* don't need to give them another season like last year. I would guess that long term access is at risk judging from their response last season.

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I'm in...and looking for partners! I'll be watching the flows close and ready to drive out. I REALLY want to get this one done this year. I'll be in Zion next week but I'd guess that will be to early for a run.

How's the snowpack up there this year? Is the road open yet?
Any locals knowledge would be great!
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I hope you drove all the way from Maine you sack of shit.

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FB, I looked at yer profile and yer obviously qualified to run it. So this isn't directed at you.

People, please don't run the Narrows if yer a class 3 boater who sometimes misses yer roll. I drove all the way over there last season (from BV) only to find the Narrows "closed" to boating cuz of some helicopter rescues of folks who treated the class "3" boating the same as a roadside run. If yer swimming and losing gear in there yer going to screw it up for everybody else. We *really* don't need to give them another season like last year. I would guess that long term access is at risk judging from their response last season.

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Virgin river snowpack is about 150% of avg, good news for zion boaters. When I looked at flows in the past it looked like late april / early May was the typical flow time.

If you want to see zion narrows but the whitewater is either too hard or too mellow for you... consider doing a fall backpacking trip. Its an awesome adventure.
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I hope you drove all the way from Maine you sack of shit.
Hey, your back! The buzz has been empty without you! I've been looking forward to another epic thread! Let me know if you want to carpool to the Zion Gnarrows this year. haha
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I hope you drove all the way from Maine you sack of shit.
Curtis,

So nice to read such an endearing post on my first visit to the Buzz this morning. Apparently you read like you paddle. My post clearly states I drove from BV. That's in CO. I know, far away from yer groovey Boulder. Sorry to touch on what is clearly a personal problem for you but maybe this year you could avoid swimming the Narrows and screwing it up for the rest of us. Maybe you could also grow up enough to at least act like an adult in public.
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