All razzing aside, expect low flows and slow. Many do lab/stillwater in canoes and seakayaks rather than rafts. We did the we whole stretch from gr to the confluence in 7 days, from gr to mineral bottom in 3 and 4 days in seayaks. With 5 days you should be able to do gr to mb in a raft. Hope the wind and bugs aren't too bad. Have fun!
We did the run from Crystal Geyser to Mineral Bottom, Sept 13-20, in IK's. Flows were around 3,000. We were checked for permits along the way by BLM rangers. The State Forestry people were also on the river. One of the guys in our group asked about "smoking" on the river. The BLM guys said that they were not law enforcement, but that "Utah" had essentially zero tolerance with mandatory court appearances and high dollar fines. The river and side canyons had flashed the week prior to our trip. Many of those canyons were not accessible because of very wide bands of mud...We had wanted to stop at Hey Joe and Horsethief. There were few accessible campsites of any kind from Bowknot to Mineral Bottom, so we made that run in one day....Commercial traffic was quite high. We were told that the "in" trips are now to have a large support raft "mother" groups of sea kayakers down to Mineral Bottom in 3 or 4 days.
We played leap frog with a party of three or four rafts, one of which was motorized. They were on a 16 day schedule from Green River State Park through Cataract and beyond. Do not remember if they said where their take out was.....
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