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Postby Ripplerobber2 » Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:49 am

Anyone interested in trying to run the snake from the west table ramp to the park??
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Postby RollerRider » Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:37 am

You bet. I've been considering doing that for a few years now, about time we got er done :chicken:
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Postby Ripplerobber2 » Wed Mar 23, 2011 11:15 am

Great I will start putting it together.

PLease read the post in the main section about the snake closure
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Postby MTRiverRunner » Wed Mar 23, 2011 6:38 pm

I have always wanted to run that stretch as well. Any white water in there?
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Postby Howard » Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:09 pm

Where is this? How many days?
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Re: snake

Postby Cowboy » Thu Mar 24, 2011 1:16 am

Count me in if I'm not working. I found a rafting site that we can hijack some info on class of rapids and distances.

http://www.americanwhitewater.org/conte ... 11/.mobile
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Postby riverdad » Thu Mar 24, 2011 7:12 am

Oh yea, there is a bunch of white water. Some of it will make you pucker!!

Roller Rider, I thought the river was already closed to motor travel upstream from East or West Table Creek. Whhat gives with this new thing? Was it only assumed to be closed because prop boats can't go? Do you have an interest in doing this. If so when should we? I am up for the adventure.
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Re: snake

Postby Ripplerobber2 » Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:03 am

The only area that is currently closed to motorized is from sheep gulch ramp to the west table ramp and all water in grand teton national park other than jackson lake. The section from west table ramp to the park bounday is roughly about 32 miles. The section from the west table ramp to the boy scout camp bridge there really has nothing for white water. Above Boy scout bridge to south park it gets kind of narrow and fast there are a couple of rapids but nothing I have seen above a low class 3 the rafters claim a class 4 in high runnoff but I have never seen it. From south park bridge to wilson there is a couple little riflles but really nothing. I have never been from wilson up to the park boundary the rafters tell me there is plenty of water no rapids and a well defined windy channel. Really beautiful country a lot of wildlife and great fishing.
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Re: snake

Postby RollerRider » Thu Mar 24, 2011 7:16 pm

Ripplerobber2 has it right, in both present regulations and river conditions. There is no rapids as we know of them. The river moves through chanels that are ever changing from South Park to the Park Boundary. Some of the river is contained somewhat by "dikes". However you will never feel like you are in anything but a wild river, it is just a matter of hoping you choose the correct chanel and there is not a tree down across the one you chose. The river moves along pretty good and there is indeed some great scenery and opportunities to see waterfowl and wildlife. There could be quite a bit of traffic (drift boats and rubber ducks) and maybe a few kayaks, but most is concentrated in the canyon where the whitewater and rapids are located, (closed to power boats). Just depends on how the fishing is and how the weather. When high water gets going most of the fishermen are going to be absent and many of the recreation floaters are going to seek safer waters, a June or first part of July this year could be a good time to run it.
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Re: snake

Postby rbh » Fri Mar 25, 2011 10:29 am

Have MTRiverRunner three-point and survey the questionable rapids, then just let him go. He'll run it first to check it out for everyone, and do a damn fine job doing it.
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Re: snake

Postby beastmotors » Sat Mar 26, 2011 11:18 pm

I live in teton valley. I wud b way interested in making that run. Let me kno of the dates.
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Re: snake

Postby viking » Tue May 31, 2011 9:11 pm

Where is "the canyon" that is closed to power boats, and is it closed year-round?
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Re: snake

Postby broncobran68 » Wed Jun 29, 2011 6:44 am

Did you guys ever run this section? I drive through there once a week, so the urge to boat it is killing me. I'm free July 6th-10th if anyone is up for it.
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Re: snake

Postby RollerRider » Wed Jun 29, 2011 7:47 am

Been watching the flows and seeing the river coming into Alpine. Been high and full of trash. It should start moderating pretty soon, maybe July 9th would be
a good target date?
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Re: snake

Postby broncobran68 » Wed Jun 29, 2011 11:03 am

That sounds awesome. I'll give the river a good look next Tuesday. Yesterday it looked like the Hoback may have been the main source of the problem as the Snake was clearer above Hoback junction.
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Re: snake

Postby broncobran68 » Fri Jul 22, 2011 10:52 pm

Went ahead and ran it today. Forest service wouldn't let me launch at west table even though they acknowledged the river was open to power boats above there. They suggested elbow boat ramp about a mile above there so that's where I put in. It was better anyway as I was the only one there. Ran up to about the park boundary. River was tricky to navigate higher up. Tons of channels, each with a raft right in the middle of them. The rafters were quite shocked to see a jet boat there. Got my picture taken a bunch. Won't be running up there on a Friday again.

Now I'm wondering about running the Hoback. Seems like there is enough water right now and I can't find anything saying it's closed.
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