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Old 03-21-2018   #1
 
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Campsites with Morning sun in Westwater?

Hey, does any one have suggestions on which camps in Westwater get the best morning sun? I'm thinking Hades Bar. Any others?

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my vote is Hades
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Cougar Bar. Small camp for smaller parties. Never taken.
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We almost always stay at Hades in the fall.
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If you want to run the rapids first then Bighorn is your answer. I personally think Bighorn is the best campsite on WW.
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Hades can get washed out if the water gets high. I can't remember what level is too high and am not sure if we'll see it this year.
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I did two trips earlier this year in February and Hades definitely didn't have any sun hitting by the time we saw it at Upper Little D and Little Hole. The snow was melted on both of the above but Hades still had snow. Maybe that changes as the days get longer, but Hades sure looked like a frosty camp to me. It also looses sun at like 2pm, so it gets cold quick.

Both Upper Little D and Little Hole had sun by 9am in February... probably took a bit longer for it to hit lower Little D. I bet Miner's Cabin would have it even earlier but I don't know for sure. I bet Bighorn would be nice too if you were willing to run rapids then camp. Low water plus a sometimes late start due to it being hard to rise early at the put in makes that less desirable for me but I do really like that camp.
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