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by DaveSLC
Sat Mar 23, 2013 3:31 am
Forum: Partners & Logistics
Topic: Utah: Robbers Roost -> Dirty Devil -> Happy Canyon
Replies: 4
Views: 2928

Re: Utah: Robbers Roost -> Dirty Devil -> Happy Canyon

Steve Allen's Canyoneering Book 2 provides detailed descriptions of both the descent down the South Fork of Robbers Roost (10-15hrs! water and good camping, 5 rappels, technical but nothing too crazy) as well as the hike up Happy Canyon to French Spring Fork (reliable water and camping) and an exit ...
by DaveSLC
Thu Mar 21, 2013 3:48 am
Forum: Partners & Logistics
Topic: Utah: Robbers Roost -> Dirty Devil -> Happy Canyon
Replies: 4
Views: 2928

Utah: Robbers Roost -> Dirty Devil -> Happy Canyon

Hello Folks, Trying to put together a three day loop trip on the Dirty Devil that involves two very scenic slot canyons. Basically run one of the moderate canyoneering hikes on the North Fork of Robbers Roost down to the Dirty Devil (1 day, ~10 miles). Day two would be on the river to Happy Canyon, ...
by DaveSLC
Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:19 am
Forum: Design & Do-It-Yourself
Topic: Aluminium helmet to cook in ( again!)
Replies: 4
Views: 4197

Re: Aluminium helmet to cook in ( again!)

Kirkinbend wrote:the guy with a sleeping pad wrapped around him for a lifejacket, using his shoes as paddles and a cook pot on his head
Oh that brought tears to my eyes, haven't laughed so hard in weeks! :)
by DaveSLC
Sun Mar 17, 2013 3:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is Packrafting Illegal in Utah?
Replies: 7
Views: 5254

Re: Is Packrafting Illegal in Utah?

Its pretty stupid to illegalize eddying out. Thats like making it illegle for a motorist in the city to stop at lights and cross walks. Totally! This is what happened with HB 141. It is a dumb knee jerk reaction that needs amendment. HB 141 will hopefully be thrown out on constitutional grounds. Th...
by DaveSLC
Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is Packrafting Illegal in Utah?
Replies: 7
Views: 5254

Re: Is Packrafting Illegal in Utah?

Hmm, interesting. So you're proposing an appeasement strategy as a means for more access? I'm kind of in the other camp, namely 1) ya get what you ask for, not what you deserve and 2) don't be afraid to stick up for your rights. That said, you might be right though! Pissing off the private land owne...
by DaveSLC
Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is Packrafting Illegal in Utah?
Replies: 7
Views: 5254

Is Packrafting Illegal in Utah?

Just getting back into boating (via packraft) after 20yrs to discover that recreational use of many Utah streams has recently been revoked. In 2010, the usual characters passed Utah state bill HB 141 to redefine "Recreational Use of Public Water on Private Property." As I read it, there are two majo...
by DaveSLC
Fri Mar 08, 2013 5:47 am
Forum: Partners & Logistics
Topic: Utah Packrafters?
Replies: 11
Views: 5620

Re: Utah Packrafters?

Just wanted to give a shout out to the board. Packraft just arrived. Looking for partners for weekend trips around Utah. I've kayaked lots of rivers back east but very little out west. How about an Antelope Island bike raft March 17 (Egg Island to Elephant Head with a mt bike return) to work out the...
by DaveSLC
Fri Mar 08, 2013 5:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Packraft as a bathtub?
Replies: 13
Views: 12399

Re: Packraft as a bathtub?

Heck, just fill it up on a sunny day after paddling, cinch the spray deck tight and in a couple hours you'll have the biggest solar tub around!

A new marketing strategy, portable solar tubs....