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Old 05-20-2007   #1
 
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Looking for runs: kid's raft trip memorial w/e

Any ideas for a kid friendly trip this Memorial day besides Loma. trying to avoid the crowds.

Is there a road at the confluence at Cataract Canyon?

Would love some suggestions, Thanks.

Steve.

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Old 05-20-2007   #2
 
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Give me a call- Anne and I are going to float the Red Canyon section of the Green to 2 other folks, and we're fine with having a family trip with us. It's Class II at the most, and looks gorgeous: Flaming Gorge

Evidently the first 7 miles are crowded with day tripping fishermen, but the next 14 miles are pretty desolate.

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fyi on the green- if you are planning on camping between little hole and indian crossing then make it priority #1 to get to little hole and sign up/pay for your sites. they will go fast on a holiday weekend and there is a pretty limited # available for that stretch.

i floated it last thanksgiving weekend...nearly december,ya know?...and the red canyon run had a butt load of floaters with another party or two camping below.
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Huh- didn't know it was an assigned-campsite kind of stretch. I guess every boatable water will be crowded this weekend. Oh well- it was either that or a section of the White.

Thanks for the heads-up, TLMSB...
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Old 05-21-2007   #5
 
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Blue River

It's not near where you are thinking but a bunch of my friends are camping over at Dillion Lake and we will do a short day trip on the Blue River with a bunch of kids and 2 or 3 boats.

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You want uncrowded?

Put in at the Westwater take-out.
Take out at Dewey Bridge.
You can also continue downstream, of course.
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North Fork of the Shoshone and the main Shoshone would be great trips here in Cody, Wyoming only 7 hours from Denver and you wont see another soul on the river!

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Below the Westwater takeout (Cisco landing) to Dewey Bridge or further is a beautiful stretch, just avoid camping at Fish Ford as there's road, and thus redneck, access there. The Green River from the town of Green River, UT to Mineral bottom is another good 4-5 day float (at high water, 3 days if you put in at Ruby Ranch) but just make sure no one will be terrified on the really hairy drive out of Mineral bottom.

Have fun!

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PS - there's no road from the confluence of the Green and Colorado, just a really expensive jet boat to bring you back to Moab.
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Any word on the mileage between ww t/o & dewey bridge? & campsites?

The weather looks right, thanks.

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Old 05-25-2007   #10
 
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Looks like 15-16 miles of flatwater. Check out an old buzz thread for some camping beta 'Cisco to Dewey Bridge Camping????' and here's a link to a decent route description I found:

Cisco to Dewey Bridge

I'm looking into this same section for a family float after Memorial weekend. It would be good to get your take on what you found for camping and travel times at the current flow rate.
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