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Old 05-21-2018   #1
 
Eaton, Colorado
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Hey Buzzards I'm trying to get some beta on the NP from Bennett to Saratoga. Is this too far to do in a day of fishing from my ol Avon bucket? thinking the end of May. any thoughts.

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Old 05-21-2018   #2
 
Watertown, South Dakota
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Last time I ran the canyon (12 years ago so take with a grain of salt) we floated to Bennett peak. Once past six mile gap an upstream wind picked up bringing in a storm the last 18 miles took us close to 6 hours rowing as hard as we could down stream. The previous 18 had taken us roughly 2 hours (very high water). I guess the long and short of it is if I were to do Bennet down to Saratoga I would expect an after noon storm and plan for a two day trip, or get an early start and plan for a late night. I'm sure there are others on here with more up to date info. That's my 2 cents worth though. Hope is a great trip!
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Old 05-21-2018   #3
 
Jackson, Wyoming
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At flows low enough for the fishing to be any good, that would be a really long day. I'd do Bennett to Treasure Island one day, and Treasure to town the next.
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Old 05-21-2018   #4
 
laramie, wy
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You should be fine as long as the wind isn't too bad. I would recomend putting in on the Encampment rather than Bennett (easier shuttle, better fishing). Start early and plan for a long day if you want to go all the way down to Saratoga. Probably be better to just takeout at Treasure. Don't forget your Wyoming invasive species sticker!
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