Posts Tagged ‘Cataract Canyon’

Join us in Canyonlands for a sweet river adventure.

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

I will be working two Cataract Canyon river trips this June. The first is a scout trip June 16-20. The next week I will lead a trip that so far has only 5 passengers. The trip launches on Tuesday June 23 and finishes on Saturday June 27. The cost is $1000+ taxes and a shuttle ride back to Moab after the trip. The shuttle is by air and is about $140. If any would like to join this trip contact Tour West and tell them you are one of my people and sign on. I would love to share this five day adventure with you. If you want to ask me questions about the trip call my cell phone 435-262-0582.
img_2471.JPG Our trip will begin at Mineral Bottom on the Green River.
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Cliff ruins on the Green River.
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The Cross.
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Evening light.
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Hiking in the Doll’s House.
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Great beach for camping at Brown Betty.
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Big fun in the Big Drops.
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Ancient granaries on the Doll’s House hike.
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The view from the Cool Room.
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Looking down on the Stove Pipe Camp.
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The Confluence of the Colorado River and Green River.
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The Two-Holer.
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Looking out from the Two-Holer.
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Red rocks.
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The view from the Turk’s Head.
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The other side of Turk’s Head.
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Looking northeast from the Doll’s House.
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In the Cool Room.
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Ruin near the Green River.
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Looking downstream from the ruin at Fort Bottom.
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The cabin at Fort Bottom.
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The ruin at Fort Bottom.
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Lower Cataract Canyon.
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Two old folks on the trail.
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The Doll’s House.
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Confluence
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Confluence Overlook.
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Evening light after a storm on the Green River.
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Morning light on the Colorado River.

Cataract Canyon July 2009

Sunday, August 9th, 2009

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Right after our Grand Canyon charter trip this year Tour West asked me if I would lead a trip in Cataract Canyon. Louisa and Steve B were on the crew as well as our old friend Andy Weenig. It was four nights on the river and a lot of fun. The passengers were just great. We are thinking about putting togther a five to six night trip for sometime next summer with an emphisis on hiking. Contact me if this sounds interesting. Our last charter in Cat was a lot of fun. Here is a photo by passenger Peter Parker. Don’t ask me why the groover can is in the foreground.
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The crew.
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The people.
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The place.
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The hikes

Lets go boating: Cataract Canyon

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

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Lee and I have organized a river run through Cataract Canyon in Canyonlands National Park for July of 2013. The trip will be outfitted by Tour West. Here is link to their web page detailing the trip.
The price for this adventure is $1000.00+tax.

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Here is some of what is typical of the river in Cataract Canyon. During spring run off the rapids can be daunting. By July and August the mighty Colorado has settled down into a fun, family friendly ride. As you can see the visuals are not too bad either.
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This is a camping trip. Camp life is one of the best things about river running. You get the wilderness experience that is usually only accessible with backpacking and you get all of the comforts that a boat can carry. Expect exceptional food. Lee and Joe do the menus and they are great. Special food needs can be accommodated.
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Did someone mention hiking? This river takes you into the heart of Canyonlands National Park. The hiking is world famous. Or you can just sit in the shade with a book or crossword puzzle. It is all good.
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Then there is the water.
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Can you put yourself into this picture? That smile will be on your face and you will have some sweet memories to take with you.

Cataract Canyon again.

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008

Lee and I escaped to Moab after her opening to float the Colorado River through Cataract Canyon. Rick Gate and Bob Armstrong went along for the ride…and hiking.
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Old friends.
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Better with age.
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Richard Charles Edward Gate.
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Bob Armstrong the hiking fool of the Colorado Plateau.
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Our old gray boat Homer under the bathtub ring of Powell Reservoir. I don’t think the lake will ever get that high again given water demands of down stream users.