Category Archives: River trips

The Middle Fork of the Salmon – June 2019

  June 27 – July 1, 2019 Gabe exercised “beginners’ luck” and drew a permit for the coveted Middle Fork of the Salmon River. We had five rafts; Jamie captaining a 14’ paddle boat, with Dee, Layne, Barry, and Rob … Continue reading

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The Rocky “Muddy” – June 2019

June 15, 2019 We had a good snowpack this year, so we had been watching the water level of Muddy Creek in the San Rafael Swell.  We have only floated it once before, back in 2011.  It takes an above … Continue reading

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Middle Fork of the Salmon River – June 2018

13-16 June 2018 Hannah managed to pick up a canceled Middle Fork of the Salmon permit – just a few days after our San Juan trip.  We had just enough time between trips to clean and dry the boats to … Continue reading

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San Juan River Trip – June 2018

June 4-8, 2018 This year, none of our usual group of “river rats” obtained any river permits, but somehow Hannah managed to pick up a canceled San Juan permit and a canceled Middle Fork of the Salmon permit.  And they … Continue reading

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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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