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Post by PeruH2o on Sun 22 May 2011, 12:34 pm

Hi all,

I was driving south to do some hiking yesterday when I saw a lot of whitewater. That was around 1 or 2 miles north of Helper, Ut driving on Hwy 6. I just know the river is the Price. I went to AW but they don't have much information except that one stretch is rated 3-5 and it is 8.5 miles long.

Does anybody know how many rapids are in this run? How many of those are class 3, 4 or 5? Are the class 5 easy to portage? How is the water quality? Aw also says that

"The major dangers on the Price are the possibilities of strainers, human debris (rebar), and some dams near the end of the run."

Are all of these bad things only at the end?

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Post by RTR on Sun 22 May 2011, 1:56 pm

I, too, was driving south on SR-6 yesterday and noticed a bit of water down it. I used to make this drive quite a bit a couple summers ago. Summertime, the Price is just bony. I don't seem to remember a lot of rebar other than the manmade drops at the bottom, right before helper. I wouldn't discount the possibility of residual man-made junk from the railroad, though. I seem to remember one spot where it reaches its steepest point, which probably goes at 4+ with the rest of it being continous class III and IV. I've been wanting to run this for years, despite the fact that it doesn't seem to be that popular. Let me know when you do.

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Post by afaust on Sun 22 May 2011, 10:53 pm

I am also interested in heading down. Saw some fun looking white water on my last drive through there. 801,623,8726

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Post by Cap'n RedBeard on Mon 23 May 2011, 12:10 am

Its a really fun run, despite the crap in the river. One rapid you might want to scout if you have never been. Watch out for logs.

Give me a call. Ill go.

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Post by Guest on Mon 23 May 2011, 12:54 am

It's stupid clean fun at all flows. Drop a car and do the out the window scout for wood. When it is big, enjoy the grand roller coasters only available in disneyland. Be sure to watch the river as the scenery is kinda ghetto. Also, be sure to splat the semi door on the way through. There is one 4/4+ drop worth taking a look at near the end. If you get stopped by the hole you are likely to get punched in the face by rocks and possibly destroy your favorite pair of reading glasses.


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Post by wasatchbill on Mon 23 May 2011, 1:06 am

Here is a good Price Canyon run description;
http://eddyflower.com/RunDetailstabs.aspx?RunId=846#/home
Those last few miles get progressively harder, which is a kinda nice progression; if I recall correctly that last crux is about .7 miles up from the takeout.
Could use binocs for the road scout.

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Post by Guest on Mon 23 May 2011, 1:10 am

Kinda tired of the multiple cruxes thing.
crux

   [kruhks] Show IPA
–noun, plural crux·es, cru·ces  [kroo-seez] Show IPA. 1. a vital, basic, decisive, or pivotal point: The crux of the trial was his whereabouts at the time of the murder.

2. a cross.

3. something that torments by its puzzling nature; a perplexing difficulty.

There is no plural.

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Post by TennesseeJed on Mon 23 May 2011, 3:06 am

Can i come? How about Wed/Thursday evening, anyone interested?
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Post by wasatchbill on Mon 23 May 2011, 9:55 am

c-dub wrote:
–noun, plural crux·es ...
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Although I did not mean to imply there is more than one on the Price...

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Post by Guest on Mon 23 May 2011, 10:50 am

Didn't mean to be negative either. It just reminded me of the three cruxes in the pineview run. Gets very confusing when there are three pivotal points. In the river running contex, it has always been the trickiest/hardest part. IE booboo etc.

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Post by Vertder Miff on Mon 23 May 2011, 10:57 am

TennesseeJed wrote:Can i come? How about Wed/Thursday evening, anyone interested?

I could go Thursday.
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Post by afaust on Mon 23 May 2011, 12:36 pm

I could go wednesday evening or Thursday morning/afternoon. Or Saturday for that matter.

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Post by Jeff Young on Mon 23 May 2011, 12:54 pm

Only two in pineview Smile hahhaha thats funny
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Post by Cap'n RedBeard on Mon 23 May 2011, 1:53 pm

i thought the crux for pineview was called the narrows Wink

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Post by brianteats on Mon 23 May 2011, 2:17 pm

The crux of pineview is the put-in...Seriously, if you can put in without gauging your boat on the rocks, you're a super-star-expert.
Apologies for contributing to the thread off-topic-ness; love the run, hate the put-in.
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Post by wasatchbill on Mon 23 May 2011, 7:11 pm

Need to salvage another 2x12 from the river driftwood, and make a launch ramp there!
If you did Pineview and tried to take out at the green bridge, then the takeout could be the "consequence crux" (as opposed to the technical crux below the Alaskan Inn, or the endurance crux... oops, sorry, I was talking "climber-speak" there for a minute :-)

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Post by PeruH2o on Tue 24 May 2011, 1:17 am

Cool. Thanks all for the posts! It seems like we have a fairly good group of people that are interested. I can also go Thursday evening. I'm not familiar with this run so don't ask me if you can come. Come! but it is up to you not to swim. If you swim and you survive the swim, know that I will be expecting at least a booty beer from you. Haha. Very Happy

Chris, can we meet at your place on thursday? I live in an apartment complex and there isn't a lot of room to park on the street. How does 4:30 work for everyone? We can also meet somewhere else if there are good suggestions.

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Post by PeruH2o on Tue 24 May 2011, 1:51 am

Actually, I don't know if we will have enough time if we meet in SLC at 4.30pm. Google maps says it is a 2hr drive to Helper. It's probably also a good idea to do some scouting once we are there. I will let you guys decide. I can't any other day this week. We can try next week too.

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Post by wasatchbill on Tue 24 May 2011, 2:09 am

Have you done BV yet Christian? 4:30 PM start from SLC sounds more like a couple BV laps @1400.
Google maps does say ~2 hours from SLC to the Price canyon takeout. Here is the putin and takeout:
http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=217121158451122519685.000485e6cf33b13addb32&ll=39.786906,-110.914364&spn=0.080729,0.141106&z=13

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Post by Flying_Spaghetti_Monster on Tue 24 May 2011, 2:53 am

Not like I care, but there could be more than one crux in a run if the so called cruxes were equal in hazard, and difficulty, but I see your point C-Dub.
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Post by Guest on Tue 24 May 2011, 9:33 am

got it. I will rethink cruxes and add a few to my favorite runs.

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Post by TennesseeJed on Tue 24 May 2011, 11:25 am

Hey all,

We should rally to meet at the gas station on Hwy 6 before you enter Spanish Fork canyon, there between 5-5:15. It is nice to meet south of all of the traffic. If anyone can carpool down that would work, but I dont mind driving separately as we will need at least 2 cars. I will say Google Maps drives the Speed Limit~ the driving through Provo is cookin' if there isn't any traffic

Contruction and rush hour willing (helps to be south of SLC by 4:15ish and miss the Provo rush too) we could leave that gas station and be at the putin to drop boats/cars between 6-6:15. On the river by 7:00 at the latest and we should have at least 2 hours of daylight.

Should be good fun, and of course it is roadside almost all of the way if we run out of light, paddles, or boats on the river What a Face

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Post by afaust on Tue 24 May 2011, 5:02 pm

Schedule conflict...

http://www.utrivers.com/t529-862nd-semi-annual-btothe8thpower-on-bv-on-thursday#2687

Truth is I will probably have to work anyway and miss both of these sweet boating events... Crying or Very sad

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Post by Vertder Miff on Tue 24 May 2011, 6:02 pm

PeruH2o wrote:Chris, can we meet at your place on thursday? I live in an apartment complex and there isn't a lot of room to park on the street. How does 4:30 work for everyone? We can also meet somewhere else if there are good suggestions.

I'm sorry, but my outlook for the week has changed and I won't be able to do any kayaking during the week. Looking forward to the weekend, though. Have fun on the Price if you guys make it down there, though.
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Post by PeruH2o on Tue 24 May 2011, 6:31 pm

Sorry, I have to bail as well. I forgot I have a meeting at work tomorrow. I won't be able to leave early as I originally thought. I could do something closer instead. I'm free next week.

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