Seeking a Western US Multiday river trip
Posted by: old_user on Mar-28-13 5:53 PM (EST)
I'm looking for a multi-day river or river+lake trip in the Western US. I've done the Green in Utah (Here: http://thedamntrueexperiment.blogspot.com/2010/12/blog-post.html ) and though I've thought about the Sacramento and the Willamette I think I'd prefer something a bit more remote.
I've no WW experience though so class I-II would be the max I'd be comfortable messing with on a solo and very little of the class II.
Recreational Kayak Paddle
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Posted by: deuce on Mar-29-13 10:04 AM (EST)
Posted by: ppine on Mar-30-13 11:47 AM (EST)
Missouri Breaks Montana 3-5+ days|
Posted by: paddletothesea on Mar-30-13 5:34 PM (EST)
Missouri White Cliffs|
Posted by: kilifiman on Jan-29-15 2:19 AM (EST)
I second this suggestion. Go early or late in the season and you won't see many people at all. There are outfitters in Fort Benton who can pick you up at James Kipp (takeout). Easy 8 day trip. No WW at all. Lots of scenery, off river hikes,
how many days ?|
Posted by: Mattt on Apr-01-13 10:37 AM (EST)
two days is "multi-day" so's 22 days
Posted by: old_user on Apr-10-13 2:33 PM (EST)
I should have been more clear. My bad. 5-8 days works best for my schedule. West of the Rockies I can do a bit longer trip within that span as the drive-time is reduced.
Posted by: old_user on Apr-04-13 6:42 AM (EST)
Hi - I've been looking into options for out west rivers - the Snake looks promising. There's also a great one out in Montana - the name escapes me it's about a hundred miles with only class I's. Diana
Posted by: ppine on Apr-05-13 3:00 PM (EST)
Posted by: paddletothesea on Apr-07-13 11:23 AM (EST)
western multi-day canoe trip|
Posted by: rhoffmeyer on Jan-06-15 7:22 PM (EST)
For an incredible multi-day trip consider floating the North Platte River from the Saratoga, Wyoming area to the Whalen Diversion Dam just below Guernsey, WY. (340 miles) You need a portage cart with large wheels for the very long portages on secondary roads and 4WD trails. While technically not wilderness, you may go for long periods without human contact. Spectacular scenery, solitude, tremendous variety with flora, fauna and topography. Check the Launch Site Map for descriptions. All class I and easy Class II, or dams. Seasonal flows are averaged out by dam releases. (recommend May through October)
North Platte !|
Posted by: datakoll on Jan-15-15 6:37 PM (EST)
Yes, very good recommendation. I went over a NP trip in Google Maps/ Earth, State Parks, supply and probable shuttle service. All positive factors with apparently a reasonable human environment.
Posted by: ppine on Jan-23-15 4:42 PM (EST)
Get some movng water experience before running any western rivers, especially without a group of trained people. I led a trip last year on the Willamette R from Eugene to Albany. I only invited people that knew how to paddle, but some had little moving water experience. We ran into a chute with a lot of velocity that had strainers in the runout. We had some swimmers and it could have been bad, even though it was a Class I rated run.