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I didn't get to see it but the lower blue has a pretty gnarly put in. Unfortunately I don't have any video or pics of it. Its probably 100-150 foot slope that you either push your boat down or lower down with a rope
 

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...nothing to see here move along. Fishing there sucks.

The kids running shuttle on that are the local high school football players.
 

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OK lets see who can beat this for the toughest put in.



I have fished this section a couple of times and these guys have it down to a science. Last time I fished it they beat their record top to bottom in 12 1/2 minutes.



https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kS..._contact_key=7fcfa4da2eeb34888f68f2b7ed53c97b

Good Lord....well, it's IMPRESSIVE, but I have a feeling those boys didn't buy that raft with their own $$. That's probably a business expense that gets replaced as needed (annually?).
 

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Good Lord....well, it's IMPRESSIVE, but I have a feeling those boys didn't buy that raft with their own $$. That's probably a business expense that gets replaced as needed (annually?).

The boat is owned by the lodge. They have a couple that they use on that section but they are slid down that trail most days during the season. The bottoms are coated with bed liner to help with abrasion. As mentioned they have a couple of high school students that assist the guide lowering the boat down.
The hike in isn't much fun either pretty much straight down on a foot trial.
 

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Probably the knarliest put in I know of is the Gunny Gorge one...if you don't use Mules.

Even getting to the trail head requires a high clearance 4x4 with low range (i'm sure a Subaru has made it...wouldn't want to be the one to try though). From there...its all on foot or by mule.

Back in the early 2000's I did that run with my colleagues at Wildwasser and we hauled it all down ourselves including a small raft and a bunch of kayaks. We had a trailer full of old warranty claim kayaks and ended up cutting the tops off to use as a sled to get stuff down to the river. I wanna say its a mile or so down a steep, rocky and narrow trail...and we all did 2 or 3 trips. Totally worth it though...its a great run that is basically the tail end of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison.

I'd recommend hiring the dude who will have his Mules bring your stuff down...hauling it yourself sucks.
 

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The boat is owned by the lodge. They have a couple that they use on that section but they are slid down that trail most days during the season. The bottoms are coated with bed liner to help with abrasion. As mentioned they have a couple of high school students that assist the guide lowering the boat down.
The hike in isn't much fun either pretty much straight down on a foot trial.

Bedliner....hmmmm.....(wheelz turnin')
 

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They used to haul wooden drift boats down the Upper Gnar Gnar in this video. My wife's grandfather has been fishing there since early '70's. I've been down 7-8 times usually on a 14-16' cat. Truck bed-liner on tubes. They belay the boat down the cliff section.
I've encountered multiple rattlesnakes on the hike down. Ski poles definitely make it easier.

Bear Gulch on the Henry's Fork is also a no joke/steep AF put-in.
 

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As Wack states we don't just have that steep put in on the Teton but the drop into the Henry's Fork Snake below Mesa Falls is a slide for life too. I have a heavy pvc tarp that I put under my drifter or raft when sliding it down to the river.
 

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Ill second forks of the kern, you kinda get used to it after your second time of the season but its still is a lot of work, but alot of great class V if you run the whole thing in a day. Ive ridden a rocket box dow 50% of it once, was as exciting as the rapids.
 
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