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Old 03-07-2017   #1
 
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Yampa Canyon in August

I got a permit for the Yampa Canyon with an August 8th launch date. I was wondering if anyone had any beta regarding rafting the Yampa Canyon in August. High Use season ends July 15th and I was just seeing if anyone out there has had any luck running it that late in the year. Any info would be much appreciated! Thanks!

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That is arguably the lowest water season. Monsoon and Fall rains sometimes bring it up a bit. It is runnable pretty low, and of course you will get water from the Green at Echo Park.
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How low can you go?

Look at the Hydrograph for that date and it looks like a better hike than a float, that said a friend from Craig caught a tropical storm that came out of Baha in Sept one year and did a solo and I mean solo on the whole river, trip on 3000cfs. So who knows, Above a 1000 you can get most smaller (think 14 ft) boats down to the confluence, if they are loaded lightly. Rafts draft less than cats as a rule, and we do duckies to 500cfs but we usually have someone come get us at Echo. Below 500 I would go do something else. Stay positive and channel your inner Hurricane!
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If you look at recreation.gov almost all Yampa aug, sep and oct dates are booked and even some nov dates. clearly the floodgates have opened for clueless noobs to book every possible permit not even realizing that there almost surely won't be enough water for them. Trying to get a permit these days is damn near impossible.
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Trying to get a permit these days is damn near impossible.
It seems that way for me too, but yet some how I still know a few folks that pull a San Juan, Lodore, Chama and something in Idaho every year.... 5 years and counting without a permit myself.
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I'm pretty sure those Yampa dates showing as reserved in the fall are Lodore dates. In the shoulder seasons they only allow so many launches on both stretches combined, so if Lodore is full, Yampa will show as full as well.

But I agree with your other point - applying for permits is pretty frustrating these days.
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"...clueless noobs to book every possible permit..."


That's why I think permits should be paid, in full, at the time of drawing. None of this, "we'll wait and see what we get before we commit to any of 'em" BS anymore. Charge the card $200 as soon as the permit is drawn. Make it non-refundable under any circumstances. Make it sting to apply for a permit you're not sure you can use.

Sorry for the off-topic post.
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"...clueless noobs to book every possible permit..."


That's why I think permits should be paid, in full, at the time of drawing. None of this, "we'll wait and see what we get before we commit to any of 'em" BS anymore. Charge the card $200 as soon as the permit is drawn. Make it non-refundable under any circumstances. Make it sting to apply for a permit you're not sure you can use.

Sorry for the off-topic post.
In theory I like this. However the problem with that is there would be no incentive to cancel your permit if you had paid for it. So I think alot of trips would end up just going unused.
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"...clueless noobs to book every possible permit..."


That's why I think permits should be paid, in full, at the time of drawing. None of this, "we'll wait and see what we get before we commit to any of 'em" BS anymore. Charge the card $200 as soon as the permit is drawn. Make it non-refundable under any circumstances. Make it sting to apply for a permit you're not sure you can use.

Sorry for the off-topic post.

I love this idea just with one or two days after winning the permit your card is charged. That way folks can't just sit on permits and be indecisive.
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