Trip Schedule for 2019
We have not paddled this river so it will be an exploratory trip. This looks like a very scenic river with good camping. We will be bringing a small dog. The actual river dates will be determined after talking to the shuttle service.
June 22 - 23 - N. Platte River, Saratoga, Wyoming to I-80 - 48 Miles, Class I
July 15 - 19 (tentative ) - Upper Willamette River, Oregon - approximately 100 miles, Class I
October 5 - 6, 2019 - Gunnison River - Escalante to Whitewater - 28 miles, Class I+
Scenic stretch of the river, crosses the Oregon Trail. There is one rapid the second day that can be portaged. Early start due to possible Wyoming winds. The dates are tentative as we may be on the Smith River. If so, the trip may be rescheduled.
You must purchase a Wyoming Invasive Species sticker and be prepared to stop at all inspection stations.
Minimum length restrictions may apply; 15' for solo boats, 17' for tandem boats. We have found that shorter boats are not as efficient and may not be able to keep up. Kayaks are welcome on all our trips. Paddlers must be self-sufficient on all trips. We generally paddle 15 - 20 miles per day on overnight trips. Due to possible wind, we are on the water early. In order to allow everyone to enjoy the outdoors and the night sky, we generally do not have campfires. Pets are not allowed on our trips. A BLM approved waste system may be required. Permit and shuttle costs are shared between all paddlers unless reservations are made separately.
Some states require an invasive species inspection and/or sticker. A backcountry permit may also be required. Please be sure to obtain any necessary permits prior to launching. Information for each state, river, park, etc. can be found online.
Escalante to Westwater, one night. We will camp downriver of Escalante Canyon; Saturday will be a long day. Length restrictions apply; no more than two people per canoe. BLM approved toilet system required. Early start Sunday morning due to possible high winds. We will run our own shuttle if there are two or more vehicles or hire a shuttle if not. All paddlers will share in the shuttle cost.
September 15 - 21 - Green River, UT - Crystal Geyser to Spanish Bottom - 120 miles - Class I
Spectacular scenery, great camping. Half of the trip will be through Canyonlands National Park so a backcountry river permit is needed in addition to hiring the shuttle. We are using Tex's Riverways to drop us off and run us back to Moab on their jet boat. We will paddle approximately 20 miles a day, but this will depend on where camping is available, weather conditions and the flow. Be prepared for possible long days. Early starts in the morning due to possible high winds. Be prepared for hot sun, wind, and thunderstorms. Plan on carrying enough drinking water for the entire trip as the silty water will clog filters. You will need either an approved toilet system or you can rent a toilet from Tex for $50.00.
If you are interested, please contact us as soon as possible for additional information. The week we selected is one of the most popular and fills up quickly. Note - this is not an RMCC trip.