This is an amazingly beautiful and exciting river section.
Unfortunately it's located in the bottom of a deep canyon (the Black Canyon) and YOU HAVE TO CARRY YOUR BOAT IN.
The trail is steep and about 1 mile, so you want a SMALL boat for this section. The best options are light inflatable kayaks or very small rafts.
If anyone would like to try to set up the mules for larger boats and gear you are welcome to.
According to BLM river managers, the Bureau of Reclamation is planning to increase flows to ~500 cfs. Even at 500 cfs plan on a very long day and with very technical - lots of twists and turns- rocky rapids.
With relatively low water, long shuttle, and hike in, we need to get an early start.
We can either leave GJ early or car camp at the put-in. There is no camping at the take-out. I'm up for either option.
We will need at least one 4x4 to get gear to the put in, and preferably two for a complete shuttle.
- Boat (please state in RSVP what boat)
- $3/person for the permit fee, paid to a fee box at the river
- Wet or dry suit
- HELMET (REQUIRED on any WSA river trip of class III or higher)
- Broad brimmed hat and other sun protection clothing
- River shoes (sandals are not suggested by some for wear on > class III+ whitewater)
- Sunscreen, bug juice, sun glasses
- PFD (Life Jacket) suitable for whitewater
- Plenty of lunch and snacks for a LONG day
- Drinking water or a way to purify river water
RSVP is only for yourself; each person must make their own RSVP
You need to please state:
- what kind of boat you will paddle/ row
- prior class III+ experience
There is a $3/person day-use permit fee
According to USGS
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Acknowledgement of Risk
Click on this link. Read the whole statement and in the questions you must respond to to RSVP, please type "I accept" if you do agree. If you do not agree, by typing "I accept" you will not be considered a WSA participant on this event.