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Old 02-21-2008   #1
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Westwater Options

Got a 2 day westy permit and want to combine with up or down stream miles. im looking for info on the section below westy. How long should i allow to get to moab or a easily accessible take out a little upstream? Is it worth doing it in a raft? winds? Im comparing this section to Ruby/horsethief. Ive done Ruby, so i was looking for reccomendations/comparisons. ive got 5-6 days.


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Old 02-21-2008   #2
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From Fruita or Loma from upriver is a nice float, with some nice views, very slow moving will take two days to get to Westwater Ramp. One set of Rapids during high water otherwise none.
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Old 02-21-2008   #3
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The stuff below is less scenic. you could extend a night or two below and take out at Dewey bridge, or several more options between there and Moab. Minimal rapids.

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Old 02-21-2008   #4
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Yeah, it's 25 miles from Cisco to Hittle Bottom and another 25 to Moab. We went from Cisco to Moab in 4 days (very relaxed pace) at about 20G. So, from Cisco to Hittle, I'd probably allot about 2 decent days for it.

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