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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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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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Payette River Trip – June 2014

June 18-21, 2014 It has been several years since we did a trip to the Payette River system in southwestern Idaho. We decided this would be a good year to go again so that our family and friends with young … Continue reading

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Rogue River – July 2013

July 15-18, 2013 Who Three families (Gardiner, Lloyd, Ames), three rafts, and two inflatable kayaks.  And Kevin’s friend, Nick Foust. Water The water level has been really low this year.  The flow at Grants Pass was about 1440 cfs.  The … Continue reading

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Snake River – July & Aug 2012

This year we were able to make two quick trips to the Snake River in Alpine Canyon. For the first trip, Barry and Karla Lloyd invited us to stay at their farm in Thayne.  We drove up Friday morning, July … Continue reading

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River Time – 2012

AIRE Inflatables sponsored another river video competition this year, with a theme of “River Time!”.  Since we had three fun river trips this year, and I got some good video clips, I thought I might as well enter again.  I … Continue reading

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