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.
October 5 - 6, 2019 - Gunnison River - Escalante to Whitewater - 28 miles, Class I+
Short stretch of the S. Platte. There are two drops that will probably need to be portaged. There are no length restrictions for this trip. We need at least 300 CFS to paddle this stretch. Will reschedule to the 21st if there is a weather issue.
April 20, 2019 - South Platte River - Brighton to Ft. Lupton - 9 Miles, Class I
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. We will have additional information after Canoecopia in March. The actual river dates will be determined after talking to the shuttle service.
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
July 15 - 19 (tentative ) - Upper Willamette River, Oregon - approximately 100 miles, Class I
Trip Schedule for 2019
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. Please contact us for details. 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.
Some states require an invasive species inspection and/or sticker. Please be sure to obtain any necessary permits prior to launching. Information can be found online.
Spectacular scenery, great camping. Half of the trip will be through Canyonlands National park so a backcountry river permit is needed. We will hire a shuttle service to drop us off and run us back to Moab. Number of miles paddled per day will depend on where camping is available and weather conditions. Plan on carrying enough drinking water for the entire trip. Early starts due to possible high winds. This is not an RMCC trip.
June 22 - 23 - N. Platte River, Saratoga, Wyoming to I-80 - 48 Miles, Class I