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Old 08-09-2012   #1
 
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Green River City to Mineral Bottom

Does anyone know how many days it will take to float in a raft? I have heard 3-4 days, but not sure at current flow of 1259 cfs. Any information is appreciated. Thanks.

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Ran it two years ago at 20K. Had some fun little rapids the first 1/2 day, then it was a struggle to maintain 5 MPH. Doing so, it took us exactly 3 days...in kayaks, mind you.
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I did it in 4 days,at relatively low flows in march. I got lucky with NO wind at all. It's about as flat as can be. A SUP would be fun to have along. Regardless of how flat it was,I still had a good time. Great solitude. Something tells me I would've been hating life though,had the wind been there. 5 days would probably be better. 68miles total,I think.
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We were also there at 20K with plenty of current and a lot of wind. Wouldn't do it again at lower flows without a motor, because those winds were pretty brutal. At least take a large drift sock and plan for 5 days. We put in at the private ranch 20 miles down to shorten it up a but, though...
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Did it this year in June ...took 4 days from state park to mineral bottoms...and like everyone else the wind sucked... Really front load your canoes so they stay low and hold the line better in wind..
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Agreed... Barely a town.....bring what you need for sure..
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Oh jeezus....now we have to check census data before naming populated areas?

Damn this place is strict.
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greasy spoon diner...

There's a great little diner in town that has a toy dispenser at the entrance which dispenses Miley Sirus stickers (among others) so you can stick them on your beater river guitar...
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Oh jeezus....now we have to check census data before naming populated areas?

Damn this place is strict.
Your spelling and punctuation are all fine except for where you took the Lord's name in vain. So it's a D- for you, heathen.

At 1,300 you'd be fine and should be able to make it in about 4 days.

At 1,259, well, I just hope you've got auto bill pay and lots of vacation time.
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