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by Doug
Sat Jun 25, 2011 10:52 am
Forum: Partners & Logistics
Topic: Partners for Utah, Colorado this summer
Replies: 6
Views: 2011

Re: Partners for Utah, Colorado this summer

4th of July weekend - you guys getting plans together? Anyone considering The Chute on Muddy Creek? A couple of us in PRs and one IK are probably heading over that way. More will be merrier.
by Doug
Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:42 pm
Forum: Utah & Nevada
Topic: The chute. Muddy creek
Replies: 9
Views: 5030

Re: The chute. Muddy creek

Now Eddyflower says The Chute has enough water again http://www.eddyflower.com/RunDetailstab ... =940#/home

Anyone game for that or the class III section of the lower Price River where it cuts through the Book Cliffs http://www.eddyflower.com/RunDetailstab ... 1525#/home
by Doug
Thu Jun 09, 2011 8:57 am
Forum: Partners & Logistics
Topic: Partners for Utah, Colorado this summer
Replies: 6
Views: 2011

Re: Partners for Utah, Colorado this summer

Matt what is 'hot' right now over your way for packrafting? I am thinking about the Price River from US 6 to the Green River, class III roadless for June 18-19 (or as a long 1 day trip?). Ever done that one? I see the Muddy Cr. Chute fell in a week top unboatable. Other ideas? Brandon, I want to do ...
by Doug
Thu Jun 09, 2011 8:53 am
Forum: Utah & Nevada
Topic: The chute. Muddy creek
Replies: 9
Views: 5030

Re: The chute. Muddy creek

In 1 week the Muddy went from "Raging" as reported on Eddy Flower to "too low" as reported the same place. Amazing!!!
by Doug
Thu Jun 09, 2011 8:50 am
Forum: Partners & Logistics
Topic: Packraft creeks and rivers near Grand Junction, CO
Replies: 6
Views: 2503

Re: Packraft creeks and rivers near Grand Junction, CO

Price River flows are way down now and I almost wish I was going there this weekend but we are not. So, if anyone wants to do that lowest 1/3 section on the Price the weekend of the 18-19, lets do it (unless the Zion Narrows stays high enough and we can get over there!). But for this weekend, if you...
by Doug
Sun Jun 05, 2011 6:36 pm
Forum: Partners & Logistics
Topic: East Fork of the Virgin River
Replies: 5
Views: 1823

Re: East Fork of the Virgin River

I forgot to post the Virgin River Narrows link http://www.eddyflower.com/RunDetailstab ... 1700#/home
by Doug
Sun Jun 05, 2011 6:35 pm
Forum: Partners & Logistics
Topic: East Fork of the Virgin River
Replies: 5
Views: 1823

Re: East Fork of the Virgin River

If anyone is still game for this . . . . let's see what flows will be looking like the weekend of June 18th???????

Or, is anyone interested in the Chute on Muddy Creek the weekend of the the 18th?
by Doug
Sun Jun 05, 2011 6:22 pm
Forum: Utah & Nevada
Topic: The chute. Muddy creek
Replies: 9
Views: 5030

Re: The chute. Muddy creek

I am going to the Dolores River next weekend, June 11-12 (anyone want to go?) but the following weekend . . . . June 18-19 anyone game to go either to Muddy Creek or all the way over to the SW corner of the great state of Utah to run the Virgin River Narrows - 16 miles up to class III+ but mostly ve...
by Doug
Tue May 31, 2011 7:44 am
Forum: Partners & Logistics
Topic: Packraft creeks and rivers near Grand Junction, CO
Replies: 6
Views: 2503

Re: Packraft creeks and rivers near Grand Junction, CO

The Little Grand Canyon was fabulous - class I with a small spot or two of class II. We used IKs but would have been great for packrafts.

Price River this weekend I hope - anyone want to go?
by Doug
Tue May 31, 2011 7:42 am
Forum: Utah & Nevada
Topic: The chute. Muddy creek
Replies: 9
Views: 5030

Re: The chute. Muddy creek

Is the dirt driving too much for my Subaru Outback station wagon?
by Doug
Fri May 27, 2011 12:27 pm
Forum: Partners & Logistics
Topic: Packraft creeks and rivers near Grand Junction, CO
Replies: 6
Views: 2503

Re: Packraft creeks and rivers near Grand Junction, CO

Floating the Little Grand Canyon of the San Rafael River this weekend. Hope to float the class II-III 24 mile section of the Price River through the Book Cliffs to the Colorado River next weekend, June 3-4 or 4-5. If water levels stay up, sure would be looking for partners to run either/ both Virgin...
by Doug
Fri May 27, 2011 12:20 pm
Forum: Utah & Nevada
Topic: The chute. Muddy creek
Replies: 9
Views: 5030

Re: The chute. Muddy creek

Is it high rated whitewater or what is it? One day trip or more? Where did you access it from?
by Doug
Fri May 27, 2011 11:56 am
Forum: Partners & Logistics
Topic: East Fork of the Virgin River
Replies: 5
Views: 1823

Re: East Fork of the Virgin River

I would be game to do this in June, incorporating the weekend of the 18th into the trip if water is still up that late into the summer. Pretty tied up before that. I would be coming over from Grand Junction so carpooling/ ride sharing would be good if possible. We could take 1 car and bikes for all....
by Doug
Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:38 am
Forum: Partners & Logistics
Topic: Spring Escalante - Request for Partners
Replies: 31
Views: 10136

Re: Spring Escalante - Request for Partners

When are you thinking about doing the float and hike trip you describe here, Dave? How many days?

Does it include any technical travel; require carrying rap gear?

Being new to the area, will you please suggest the best big/ medium picture base maps to see the area you are talking about.
by Doug
Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:24 am
Forum: Utah & Nevada
Topic: Escalante River, Utah
Replies: 18
Views: 15809

Re: Escalante River, Utah - May 2011

Let's get some talk going and more importantly, ACTION on an Escalante River trip. I am looking at May 13-22. Actually anticipate 5-7 days on the river and/ or doing side canyon walks. Where to put in would depend on water flows at start time. One option would be the highway bridge. The description ...
by Doug
Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:05 am
Forum: Partners & Logistics
Topic: Whitewater Rescue Training
Replies: 11
Views: 4106

Re: Whitewater Rescue Training

Hey Scott Solle I will look for you on Facebook too.

I am in the process of moving to Grand Junction, CO (GJCO) and want to get another packraft rescue class in. Do you have any planned for this spring in the Rocky Mountain - Inter-Mountain region? UT? MT? ID? CO?
by Doug
Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:58 am
Forum: Partners & Logistics
Topic: Utah Packrafters?
Replies: 11
Views: 3315

Re: Utah Packrafters?

Any of you guys (gals too?) game for an Escalante River trip about May 13-22? Those dates are including travel time. I think we should plan on 5-7 days on the river depending on water levels and whether we want to put in at the highway bridge or walk in to a put-in farther down stream where there wi...
by Doug
Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:54 am
Forum: Partners & Logistics
Topic: Anyone in southern AZ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1659

Re: Anyone in southern AZ?

Are there some truly remote/ roadless segments of the Gila River out near Silver City, NM? I would be game for a segment of the Gila that requires a walk in or a walk out. Taking a packraft on a road to road/ bridge to bridge run seem pointless to me. That is what inflatable kayaks (IKs) or small ra...
by Doug
Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:48 am
Forum: Partners & Logistics
Topic: Rio Grande Ute Mountain in March
Replies: 3
Views: 1424

Re: Rio Grande Ute Mountain in March

Do you have a link to info, map, etc. on this river segment? I am moving to from Alaska to Grand Junction, CO (GJCO) in mid-March this year. If you are talking about March 20-25 time frame I may be interested. I think I am headed to AZ right after that for a Salt River trip w big rafts. Call or emai...
by Doug
Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:24 pm
Forum: Utah & Nevada
Topic: Packrafting in Utah?
Replies: 29
Views: 10454

Re: Packrafting in Utah?

Dave when do you think that time window for getting up the road to access the full length of the Narrows would be good and still have the necessary water to float it? Interested in teaming up on that? Do you live in Whitefish, MT or somewhere up that way? I'll be driving from Alaska to Grand Junctio...
by Doug
Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:19 pm
Forum: Partners & Logistics
Topic: Hart Lake and River in Grand Tetons
Replies: 5
Views: 1395

Re: Hart Lake and River in Grand Tetons

I will be driving from Alaska to Grand Junction, CO in early March, Teresa. If we route the trip through Jackson Hole how could I connect with some of you local packrafters to talk about the summer fun to come?
by Doug
Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:15 am
Forum: Utah & Nevada
Topic: Packrafting in Utah?
Replies: 29
Views: 10454

Re: Packrafting in Utah?

Dave what leads you to think the park service would allow a permit to go into the narrows when there is enough water to actually float it? Or are you just talking about walking up that lower few miles? If I were running the Narrows I sure would be hoping to do the whole 16 miles. The other trick wou...
by Doug
Sun Jan 30, 2011 6:50 am
Forum: Utah & Nevada
Topic: Packrafting in Utah?
Replies: 29
Views: 10454

Re: Packrafting in Utah?

Guess I had better go walk that East Fork section first before thinking about a PR trip there that would end at the park boundary with a walk out to the road near Checkerboard Mesa.
by Doug
Sun Jan 30, 2011 6:35 am
Forum: Partners & Logistics
Topic: Hart Lake and River in Grand Tetons
Replies: 5
Views: 1395

Re: Hart Lake and River in Grand Tetons

Are you a packrafter, Theresa? What are a couple of uniquely packraft runs you might suggest?
by Doug
Sun Jan 30, 2011 6:33 am
Forum: Partners & Logistics
Topic: Packraft creeks and rivers near Grand Junction, CO
Replies: 6
Views: 2503

Re: Packraft creeks and rivers near Grand Junction, CO

We will be in contact, Matt. What you are talking about is exactly what I had been hoping to find. I plan to make the move in March, arriving by mid-month. Looks like we'll actually be living in Fruita.
by Doug
Thu Jan 13, 2011 10:12 am
Forum: Partners & Logistics
Topic: Hart Lake and River in Grand Tetons
Replies: 5
Views: 1395

Hart Lake and River in Grand Tetons

Does anyone know if the park service will let you paddle across Hart Lake and down the Hart River to join the Snake River back to the road between Teton and Yellowstone Nat'l parks? That would potentially be one sweet trip with a few miles hike in, a few hot springs, a few miles of lake to cross and...
by Doug
Thu Jan 13, 2011 10:01 am
Forum: Partners & Logistics
Topic: Packraft creeks and rivers near Grand Junction, CO
Replies: 6
Views: 2503

Packraft creeks and rivers near Grand Junction, CO

My wife and I will be moving from Anchorage to Grand Junction later this year. We were driving down that way a month ago and of course were keeping eyes open for water that looked appropriate for packrafts. The San Miguel River looks like a classic but it also looks like my inflatable kayak (IK) or ...
by Doug
Fri Sep 24, 2010 4:46 pm
Forum: Utah & Nevada
Topic: Packrafting in Utah?
Replies: 29
Views: 10454

Re: Packrafting in Utah?

Anyone know if it might be possible to float the East Fork of the Virgin from near Mt. Carmel Junction to the Zion Park boundary (or all the way through the Park). Where does it hit the main Virgin? Any idea if it gets enough water in say late April - early May? Isn't that when the Muddy or Dirty De...
by Doug
Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:56 am
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Upper East Fork Chulitna River or Upper West Fork of same
Replies: 13
Views: 13167

Re: Upper East Fork Chulitna River or Upper West Fork of sam

We ran the walk-in day trip version on Saturday. Easy walk in but I think it could have been easier if we had found the ridge-crest ATV trail rather than starting out right at 4th of July Creek and its beaver pond complexes. Fun none the less. Check out the photos at http://www.meetup.com/AnchorageA...
by Doug
Fri Aug 13, 2010 9:46 pm
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Curry to Clear Creek
Replies: 17
Views: 17139

Re: Curry to Clear Creek

Any thoughts on whether this may have enough water for a September float? Can it be compared to the Willow Creek gauge to get an idea of what this creek may be doing?
by Doug
Fri Aug 13, 2010 9:37 pm
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Little Susitna
Replies: 10
Views: 4826

Re: Little Susitna

Roman may call the stuff up above Mile 11 'too flat' but on August 1 it was just right for 4 of us who put in at the upper end of the Gold Cord trail parking lot. Plenty of swift drops and slots. Abundant small to micro sized eddies. Scouted one drop and turns out it was not the one where 3 of the 4...
by Doug
Fri Aug 13, 2010 9:23 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Well finally did the classic (Windy/Sanctuary)
Replies: 2
Views: 1772

Re: Well finally did the classic (Windy/Sanctuary)

Wanting to go in that way but knowing nothing about the approach, are there any tips and tricks to make the approach easiest? Places to cross Windy Creek, particular sides of the fork of Windy to walk on while approaching the pass to the Sanctuary. Does the Sanctuary keep enough water to float well ...
by Doug
Sat Jul 31, 2010 8:49 pm
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: South Fork of Eagle River
Replies: 68
Views: 25683

Re: South Fork of Eagle River

We ran the upper South Fork Friday night and OH WOW was that fun. We put in about as close to Eagle Lake as possible and ran drop after twisty, turny, often brushy, always sharp bouldery drop for about 2+ miles back to the foot bridge. Since we put on the creek at 8 PM there was not time before ~10:...
by Doug
Sun Jul 25, 2010 9:34 pm
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: South Fork of Eagle River
Replies: 68
Views: 25683

Re: South Fork of Eagle River

Four of us ran South Fork Saturday afternoon, July 24. Ship Creek gauge read 500 cfs if that means anything. Lots of photos at http://www.meetup.com/AnchorageAdventurers/calendar/14197615/ There was more wood than we had guessed might be there based on earlier posts but only 1 dead black spruce stic...
by Doug
Thu Jul 01, 2010 10:45 am
Forum: Partners & Logistics
Topic: ~12 hr. radius of Las Vegas
Replies: 3
Views: 1109

Re: ~12 hr. radius of Las Vegas

I would use my Alpacka to walk down one side-canyon accessing Black Canyon, float a section of the river and walk out another of those fascinating side canyons/ semi-slots that are so obvious from the river. I have floated the BC many times when visiting the area from my home in Alaska and often tho...
by Doug
Thu Jul 01, 2010 10:20 am
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Moose Creek
Replies: 71
Views: 14465

Re: Moose Creek

Man the NOAA Moose Creek gauge really seems to be malfunctioning / misreporting. How do you really know water level there?
by Doug
Thu Jul 01, 2010 10:17 am
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Lost paddle on Resurrection Ck
Replies: 2
Views: 973

Re: Lost paddle on Resurrection Ck

Six Mile was running about 11.4 on the gauge Saturday. How did that relate to Res Creek?

Oh do tell what the creek was like at that water level.
by Doug
Thu Jun 10, 2010 3:43 pm
Forum: Partners & Logistics
Topic: Partners in Alaska for beginner - intermediate trips
Replies: 3
Views: 2265

Partners in Alaska for beginner - intermediate trips

Partners in Alaska for beginner - intermediate trips Evenings near Anchorage, Day trips and longer locally or anywhere in the State Check out http://www.AnchorageAdventurers.org - we are a general outdoor recreation group with a packrafting obsession. Scroll through the calendar and the photos of pa...
by Doug
Thu Jun 10, 2010 6:43 am
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Baby Su River (Little Su below the Hatcher Pass bridge)
Replies: 0
Views: 693

Baby Su River (Little Su below the Hatcher Pass bridge)

7 of us packrafted this 1.5 mile section of river last night. Tough to call it a 'river' at only 200 cfs but at a drop of 122'/mile it is a thriller. Called class II-III the only place I saw anything in print, at this water level it is class III at the but in and for the 1st half of the run then it ...
by Doug
Thu Jun 03, 2010 8:09 am
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Peters Hills - Tokositna River
Replies: 2
Views: 1263

Re: Peters Hills - Tokositna River

We moved the plan for this trip to July 4th weekend.

If you might like to join us for a 14 mile backpack and ~30 mile class I float, check out the details at http://www.meetup.com/AnchorageAdventur ... /13320084/ :)
by Doug
Thu Jun 03, 2010 7:59 am
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Willow Creek
Replies: 12
Views: 4447

Re: Willow Creek

Ran Guard Rail at 600 cfs and it was a real exciting level for packrafting.

Let's hear tell of running it at the current 1200 cfs level? Easier because rocks are covered; or more challenging because holes are 'deeper' and more numerous?
by Doug
Tue May 11, 2010 1:02 pm
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Peters Hills - Tokositna River
Replies: 2
Views: 1263

Peters Hills - Tokositna River

Peters Hills - Tokositna River area info needed please . . . A bunch of us are hoping to walk the Peters Hills ridge line, drop down to Home Lake and paddle out the Tokositna River over the 3-day Memorial Day weekend. Anyone know if the Petersville Road is likely to be open and drivable to the Peter...
by Doug
Mon May 10, 2010 11:23 am
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Curry to Clear Creek
Replies: 17
Views: 17139

Re: Curry to Clear Creek

FYI to all. . . . AK Railroad Flag Stop trains start running May 13, 2010 and run Thursday - Sunday each week during the summer. Train departs Talkeetna at 12:15 PM running north. It reaches Hurricane at about 3:30 PM and turns around at 4 PM to run south. Cost is $96/ round trip and I did not ask i...
by Doug
Thu May 06, 2010 4:07 pm
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Curry to Clear Creek
Replies: 17
Views: 17139

Re: Curry to Clear Creek

Anyone have an idea of whether this might be doable over Memorial Day weekend at the end of May? Or is the ridge too high and still snow-bound? :roll:
by Doug
Thu May 06, 2010 3:57 pm
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Campground Rapids, ER
Replies: 6
Views: 1783

Re: Campground Rapids, ER

16 of us, 9 in PRs, ran bridge-to-bridge last night, including Campground Rapid. Low low water. Scraped and bumped our way through everything. No gauged flow on the NOAA web site yet.
by Doug
Thu Apr 29, 2010 12:46 pm
Forum: Northern
Topic: W. Fork Atigun River
Replies: 1
Views: 1099

Re: W. Fork Atigun River

Any thoughts on how this might be in July or August, Ed? I do not know what centrl Brooks Range rivers do for flow patterns.
by Doug
Sun Apr 25, 2010 9:10 pm
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Moose Creek
Replies: 71
Views: 14465

Re: Moose Creek

Anyone have an idea or an observation already about when Moose Creek may be ready to host its first paddlers this season?

Late April? Early May? Mid-May? :P :P
by Doug
Sun Apr 25, 2010 9:06 pm
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Lion's Head, Matanuska River
Replies: 11
Views: 5995

Re: Lion's Head, Matanuska River

Who knows when Lions Head may first be boatable? Before the water comes up on Lions Head we also hope to run the East Fork of the Mat into the South Fork and on down through Lions Head. If you have never done that, I highly recommend it for just nice splashy fun on the East Fork, a flat float on the...
by Doug
Sun Apr 25, 2010 9:02 pm
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Campground Rapids, ER
Replies: 6
Views: 1783

Re: Campground Rapids, ER

We are planning to run Bridge to Bridge this Friday evening and may get a shot a Campground Rapids.

Come on along.

Here are the details http://www.meetup.com/AnchorageAdventur ... /13291058/ :lol:
by Doug
Sun Apr 25, 2010 8:48 pm
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Eagle River: Camground and Echo Bend rapids
Replies: 5
Views: 1673

Re: Eagle River: Camground and Echo Bend rapids

Looking for Echo Bend beta about when it opens up this year and is first boatable.

If you are keeping an eye on it too, please post any open water updates in this message thread.

5 of us paddled it the last weekend of September last autumn for the 1st time and cannot wait to get out there again.