RMCC Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) paddling for 3 days in WY on the Green River below Fontanelle Reservoir followed by an optional day paddle below the Flaming Gorge dam.
This will be an ACA-sanctioned outing/event which requires EITHER ACA membership OR a $10/person insurance fee. The trip is a series of 3 class II day trips through the Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge on the Green River and a an optional continuation to new camps and Section A – still the Green River – below the Flaming Gorge dam for those who can handle II+ (III-) on Monday. Kit and Henry are arriving a day early to stake out and publicize some territory at the Weeping Rock or Slate Creek campgrounds or between them. These WY BLM campgrounds are free. Fossil Buttes National Monument is nearby.
The NWR does not allow camping, so we will leave the tents in 1 place and do 3 day paddles likely of 16, 18, and 11 miles. The 2nd evening will be a potluck with Henry and Karen providing Dutch Oven specialties. If Visitor Center hours work for us we will try to see their exhibits. Information on wildlife to be seen is at: https://www.fws.gov/refuge/seedskadee/species . Note that helmets, floating painters, flotation, throw rope and bailing devices are needed and we will want 800-2000cfs for each section that we do. There will be several weirs where we need to take a mild chute in the middle, and some areas will require rock dodging especially where the river is braided and carrying less water.
Sign up soon, as we are likely to reserve a few campsites near Dutch John where all group sites are already taken. These will get us close to the Section A run of 7 miles below the Flaming Gorge Dam. This area is pool drop, full of fishermen, and includes Mother-in-law Rapid. Scenery is beautiful and we take out at Little Hole early enough to do the drive home or to wherever.
Contact Karen Amundson (firstname.lastname@example.org) to sign up.