Originally Posted by jthan
We'd be launching at Slickrock (or Gypsum), not higher at Bradford.
I just got back from a 3 day solo IKy trip from Gypsum to Bedrock with flows ~280 cfs. It’s very channelized through that stretch and even with that little water 99% of it would go in a larger boat and a little skill at maneuvering. You’d definitely get stuck here and there in a few rapids and where rockfall in the river chokes it off abit. So anymore water and, uh,...more easy, IMHO. That all said, these current low flows are much better suited to kayaks, IKies, or small, light paddle rafts. I think a big wing span with oars might get a little old...or not, in places.
I went down there to give it a look at these low flows and at the least learn about the new-to-me river abit even if I didn’t launch. Not a damn soul or car at either the put in or take out parking lots or on the river for those 3 days.
Heh, I’m almost reluctant to post the info but the river needs some love and attention, no doubt.