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03-21-2008, 09:28 PM #1
Been watching the waterflow and it looks like projections of 220cfs or so the first week of April? I have a feeling it will rise a lot faster and I'll have to wait until end of april or first part of may to try my first adventure in there. I've talked to friends that say 300cfs is perfect, but I would like to do it my first time at 250. Any thoughts or anyone done it before? If so what level was it and what was your experience?
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03-22-2008, 09:55 PM #2
Re: Zion Narrows.Originally Posted by Bo_Beck
03-22-2008, 10:16 PM #3
I don't get it, you want to raft/kayak the Narrows in Zion?
I have tried that once back in 1995. Hiked from the bottom about 7-8 miles in. My buddy and I hid the Walmart 2 men raft in our backpacks, then "rafted" down the Narrows, past all the tourists.
The ranger finally caught up to us almost at the mouth of the canyon and gave us a warning. Since by that time our "raft" was all busted up and we were flowing on a single air chamber with two oars.
Anyways, fill in the details, I might be interested in joining ya
03-23-2008, 06:45 AM #4Originally Posted by Alex
I think the amount of hiking necessary is contingent on the flow of the North Fork? Once you turn the corner to Deep Creek hang on tight though!
The fellow I talked to last night that has done it 9 times prefers hiking directly into Deep Creek though. Another reason to wait until the downside of the spring run-off. Access to the trailhead into Deep Creek would be very questionable at best right now due to road conditions.
I'll keep you posted as to what my plans are as time goes along. It would be a blast to have you along
03-23-2008, 08:05 AM #5
I am not much of a kayaker, but I do the duckies for sure. Floating the Narrows would be awesome, give me a day notice and I will be there.
Do you have a duckie? I can rent them here at UofU for about 30 a day or something. Not very expensive.
Would it be an overnighter? I don't know many of the names you mentioned it, how much hiking is involved? I hope I will be able to keep up with you going up
What time frame are you looking at?
I am excited
03-23-2008, 05:31 PM #6Originally Posted by Alex
It will be a true adventure and a blast. I have a duckie at the shop, but I'm pretty sure I can score another for you in Springdale?
It would be a hoot to do it as an overnighter, but I'm leaning toward a one day? Lets keep it open.
I'm thinkin' that we'll have to wait until the downside of spring runoff? Not too sure when that'll be but I am keeping a watchful eye and will let you know. I think I might even have Tanya interested (aquaphobic) talked into it if we do it in gentler waters. I'm going to get the beta for the hike into Deep Creek rather from Chamberlain Ranch? I think It's less hiking especially if we do it in lower flow. Rest assured I'll let you and Tanya know when the time is ripe....I'm as excited as you!
03-23-2008, 07:57 PM #7
I guess it would be tough to do an overnighter to bring all the gear and the boat on your back. So I see your point.
How long do you consider the hike in to be in miles?
03-23-2008, 08:10 PM #8Originally Posted by Alex
03-23-2008, 08:13 PM #9
What will the water be like the first week of June?See you on the Trail
03-23-2008, 08:20 PM #10
03-23-2008, 08:51 PM #11
I assume all rivers will flowing VERY high this spring, early summer. I got 3 trips scheduled already, can't wait! woot
03-23-2008, 09:00 PM #12
Screw rafting. Let's go tubing.
03-25-2008, 03:06 PM #13
03-25-2008, 04:11 PM #14
Please don't wear the female variety I posted though. ...
03-25-2008, 04:29 PM #15Originally Posted by tanya
03-25-2008, 05:15 PM #16
03-30-2008, 06:20 PM #17
I'm no bonafide ducky type guy but this sounds way too fun.
03-30-2008, 06:24 PM #18Originally Posted by oldno7
03-30-2008, 06:37 PM #19
Were you able to find a second boat locally there?
03-30-2008, 07:05 PM #20Originally Posted by Alex
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