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Canoe Trip 9 days down the Green River in Utah

  • Aug 26, 2012 · 7:00 PM
  • NPS

Green River Expedition 2012
Canoe 120 miles down the Green River in Utah

9 Day Trip

This Utah canoe trip is an unforgettable odyssey!

Canoe 120 miles (9 Days ) down the Green River to the confluence of the Colorado River. This trip is on flat water (no rapids) through Canyonlands National Park. Experience the same trip the Powell Expedition did in 1870. Hike the canyons, see Anasazi Indian ruins, camp on sandy beaches, swim, fish or just cool off in the river.

Dates; Tues. 8/28 Launch from Green River Utah
Wed. 9/5 Pick up Spanish bottom on the
Colorado River by Jet Boat.


Costs;

10-Day trip $140.00 shuttle fee from launch to pick up by Jet Boat at Spanish Bottom on the Colorado River.

Canoe rental if needed 20.00 Per day per person.

Canoe transportation, if you are bringing your boat, $35.00

Cost for food, toilet, and permit fee is 12.00 per day per person.

Free Stay in House near Moab with group

NON REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT of $30. Needed for the Outfitter when you sign up. ( Contact me for the Deposit)

Itinerary

Leave Orange County Sunday 8/26. Carpool to Mesquite Nevada (approx. 6 hr drive) and spend the night in Mesquite (Gambling and Buffets). Arrive in Moab Utah Mon. (approx. 7 hr drive). Group dinner Thursday evening to meet and discuss trip. Stay at local motel or my house. Meet at Tex’s Riverways Tues. 8/28 at 8am. Load boats and equipment on trailer for ride to Crystal Geyser launch site.

Paddle 5 days down river to Mineral bottom. Paddle about 4 to 5 hrs a day taking breaks through out (swimming, fishing, and hiking). Camp on sandy beaches.

Paddle 4 more days down to the confluence of the Colorado and Green River. Pick up Wed. 9/5 by jet boat at Spanish bottom on the Colorado River. Arrive back at Tex’s Riverways at 4 pm. Celebration group dinner.

Drive home Thurs or Fri.

Green River Expedition 2012

FOOD

Meals will be provided.
Breakfast – will be quick meals, i.e., oatmeal, granola, dry fruit, packaged juices, bagels
Lunches – Sandwiches, crackers, fruit
Dinner – evening meals will be hot (social cooking!!)
Drinks – water, juice, “Kool-aid mix”, coffee, tea

NOTE: YOU WILL NEED 1-GALLON OF WATER PER DAY PER PERSON. PLAN ON BRINGING SUITABLE CONTAINERS TO FILL IN MOAB. 1 OR 2-GALLON PLASTIC JUGS WORK BEST FOR STORAGE IN THE BOATS. NO GLASS PLEASE.

Snacks – you will need to bring our own snacks (nothing in “group” coolers!) for your personal consumption during the day. We recommend trail mix, dry fruit, candy, crackers, beef stick, jerky, etc. If you want cold snacks or drinks, you will need to bring a small personal cooler.
CLOTHING
General - Weather is always an unknown factor – we recommend “2-season” clothing, i.e., quick-drying shorts, t-shirts and long pants/sweatshirt.
Water sandals or shoes, Hiking shoes or boots
Swimsuit or water shorts, Hat (sun protection)
Gloves (for paddling), Rain Gear (it will rain)

PERSONAL ITEMS
Sunglasses, DEET (Bug Repellant), Sun Screen Lotion, chapstick, Hand Lotion, Towel, Toiletries & personal med’s (we recommend biodegradable soap & shampoo – it’s river bathing!!)

GEAR
Tent, Rain fly and Ground cloth, Sleeping Bag, Pillow, Flashlight
Eating Utensils, Plate, Bowl, Drinking Mug,
Personal Water Bottle (in-canoe use), Dry Bag (for clothes, etc)

PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT ME WITH ANY QUESTIONS

Contact Marc Grossman[masked]

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  • L

    Working. :-(

    August 9, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Reminder to all going on the trip We will meet at my house Sun 7/29 this week at about 6pm to go over car pooling and all other aspects of the trip. I will be cooking in my dutch oven . Bring some side dish if you can. If you need directions and an address give me a call Marc[masked]

    July 26, 2012

  • Brent C.

    This looks awesome!! Wish I could take the time off. Thanks Marc for organizing this!!

    June 17, 2012

  • L

    I am still interested in going but have a job pending and will not know till July, I will check back then. ~ L.J.

    June 13, 2012

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