I am thinking of making a trip on the Green River and request advice on what time of year to go.
I see from the climate data that I probably want to go in May or Sep/Oct. I like the idea of going on the stronger waterflow in May, but I think there is a risk of too much water. There are not really any rapids to worry about, but with high water I think there would be fewer places to camp.
Late September to early October looks like a nice weather window, too. But, no surprise, there is dramatically less water in the river. Does the Green become too low to paddle in late summer - early fall?
Lower Green = Ruby Ranch to the confluence.
Thanks for any advice you'd care to post.
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No not really . Good flows year round.|
Posted by: seadart on Oct-12-12 12:23 PM (EST)
September is a nice time. I think there are some trip reports here. Really bad snow year could change that.
I have a TR here|
Posted by: kayamedic on Oct-12-12 12:28 PM (EST)
with photos. Late September early Oct. Its high season for travel on the Green. Traffic falls off noticeably later in October.
Your canoe on the Green|
Posted by: gingernc on Oct-12-12 1:21 PM (EST)
Did you rent that Souris River canoe -- or drive it out there? Great pix, great narrative!
I drove it out there.|
Posted by: kayamedic on Oct-12-12 1:32 PM (EST)
The truck I was using then was not very affected gas mileage wise by having the canoe on top.
Posted by: PJC on Oct-13-12 6:01 PM (EST)
Deadhead the tent ALL the time|
Posted by: kayamedic on Oct-13-12 6:55 PM (EST)
Not just in Hell Roaring Canyon.
Good advice, valuable trip repot|
Posted by: gingernc on Oct-14-12 4:42 PM (EST)
Posted by: ppine on Oct-24-12 1:52 PM (EST)
Your thought process shows good judgement. Just avoid the summer heat. We endured 115 degree temps for several days in a row in July.