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Old 01-08-2012   #1
 
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Yellowstone 2012-Raft Madison or Gallatin?

Coming out that way from CT in July..trying to choose between the Madison (Beartrap canyon) and Gallatin river to raft. My girlfriend and I have rafted many class IV rivers before so we have the experience.. just not sure which one to pick. Thanks for any input!

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It depends on the time of year. The gally is runoff only and beartrap runs year round. Very high water on beartrap and kitchen sink gets to be above a IV.
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I will be out there Mid July
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Esp with the lack of snow so far this winter, i'd plan on beartrap.
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If it does ever start snowing, the gally has a lot more features to have fun with. The beartrap is definitely a gnarly rapid, but it's the only big feature on the whole float. Check ahead for the flow though. We got there and it was running 4600. That rapid can get serious in a hurry.
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It might work out you could do both. They are very close to each other.
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