Category Archives: River trips

Split Mountain – July 2017

July 26-28, 2017 This is part two of our trip report.  For part one, see “Flaming Gorge Trip Report.” We moved from the Lodgepole campground (~8000’) to Green River campground at only 4750’ elevation.  The storm had passed, so we … Continue reading

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Flaming Gorge – Red Canyon – July 2017

July 24-26, 2017 Marcy and Isaac planned an extended family vacation to the Flaming Gorge Dam area.  The plan was to camp for two nights near Flaming Gorge, then two nights near the Dinosaur Quarry by Jensen, Utah.  We also … Continue reading

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Desolation Canyon – July 2017

July 12-17, 2017 The upper Green River Basin had a huge snow-pack this year.  Some reports indicate about 250% of normal.  That means two things for Desolation Canyon; high water, and lots of mosquitoes! Unfortunately, we didn’t get to enjoy … Continue reading

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Weber River – July 2016

July 16, 2016 Jason took a four-week kayak class at USU during the spring.  Four weeks is enough to learn some basic paddle strokes, but nowhere near enough time to gain confidence in more advanced strokes, braces, and the Eskimo … Continue reading

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Main Salmon River – June-July 2016

June 28 – July 2, 2016 Wade snagged a permit for the Main Salmon River for late June.  The water level turned out to be about the same as our 2014 trip, which is a fun level.  It was 1.85’ … Continue reading

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Snake River – July 2015

July 20-22, 2015 Our family planned a three-day trip to enjoy the rapids on the Snake River through Alpine Canyon in Wyoming. The water was fairly low (~4460 cfs), so there were only a few rapids with large waves, but … Continue reading

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Main Salmon River – July 2014

July 11-15, 2014 The Main Salmon River has always been one of my favorite rivers. It has fun rapids that aren’t overly technical or scary, beautiful sandy beach camps, wildlife, and great scenery. Karla Lloyd was lucky enough to pick … Continue reading

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