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Discussion in 'Trip Reports' started by hlscowboy, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. hlscowboy

    hlscowboy

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    The scout group I work with is interested in doing a canyoneering/packraft trip this summer. I'm looking for a canyon suitable for beginners that would involve at least a small section of packrafting. There will be experienced canyoneers in the leadership/adult, but the kids have only limited experience, so nothing too extreme. Any recommendations?
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  2. ratagonia

    ratagonia

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    Where are you starting from?

    ie, where do y'alls live?

    Tom
  3. hlscowboy

    hlscowboy

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    Opps. Cedar City, UT
  4. Mike

    Mike epic blarneys

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    Black Canyon, AZ. Flat water with flow above AZ hot springs, and pretty much a lake below that to Willow Beach. A selection of easy canyons to choose from. Rick's book Las Vegas Slots is helpful. Its a hot place best visited in winter or early spring.
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  5. hlscowboy

    hlscowboy

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    I had considered that one, but given the trip will be at the first of July, thought it might be a bit too hot.
  6. Bootboy

    Bootboy Atwood Gear

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    Pretty much any established packraft/canyoneering combo is going to be brutally hot in July. If its on the CP, its going to be hot.
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    hlscowboy

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    I figured as much, but thought it was worth a shot to see if the collective experience in this group had any ideas I hadn't considered.
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