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Post by Craig.Bilderback on Tue 22 Feb 2011, 2:17 am

Hello Utah boaters!
I just moved to SLC from Kentucky. I have been enjoying the snowboarding, but really drooling over the torrent that shall be released once the snowpack is exposed to some warm weather. I am exited I found UT rivers, as I have no boating acquaintances in Utah, and LOVE kayaking.

My question is about some early season goodies. My lady is headed out in mid-march for her spring break, and as much as we love snowboarding we are itching to get on the river. I'm a strong enough boater (ACA Level 4 SWR instructor and ACA Level 4 Whitewater Kayak Instructor)...but she is a beginner/intermediate without a drysuit. So I worry about cold swims for her. Was thinking about pushing some rented rubber, but have no experience with oaring. Any suggestions? Would love 2 or 3 nights out, but are up for day runs too. (And realize I'm screwed making multi-day plans so late with the permit situation out here). Also we are down to drive quite a ways for some liquid. Commercial trips (The salt in AZ) are probably out of budget.

Thanks everyone! I look forward to seeing everyone on the river!

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Re: Spring Breakin

Post by Vertder Miff on Tue 22 Feb 2011, 11:11 am

Westwater is a good III+ run that will be flowing mid-March (it's flowing now). You can find a description here. Even if she didn't feel up to kayaking Westwater, she (or the two of you) could ducky it. I ran it in late October in a kayak and two in our party we're sharing a ducky. I'd recommend she borrow a dry suit if you guys go that route, though.
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Re: Spring Breakin

Post by brandon on Tue 22 Feb 2011, 7:38 pm

another good place to meet good people to go with is the Utah White Water Club.. Check out the UWC club page for listings of all the events this summer!

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