Monday, September 24, 2018

Time to Hit the Road, Again

While we think late September is prime season for lazy Green River trips, the rest of the world has discovered that late September is prime season in Moab and the hotel rates reflect it! This year, we're taking our our pre & post trip housing with us.

In March, I contacted Tex's Riverways who supported our 13 previous Green River trips and they were already sold out for mid-September through mid-October, so this year we're trying a different company.

There have been some changes in outfitters providing shuttle service from the confluence. Tag-A-Long sold their boat/s and permits to Canyonlands by Night although they still show jet boats on their website. Meanwhile, you'd never guess that Canyonlands provided jet boat shuttle service from their website.

We'll know more about Moab Rafting and Canoe Company when we get off the river! Since they don't provide jet boat shuttles, we're limited to a Labyrinth canyon trip this year.

It used to be that with some minimal flexibility, it was possible to put a fall trip together with a few weeks lead time. That appears to no longer be the case! We have four going on the trip this year, but in order to add the forth, the other couple will be launching a day ahead of us. If all goes as plans, we'll meet them at the first camp.

Assuming BJ feels up to it, we'll take a bit of time after our river trip to visit Arches National Park. We did it once before but it was ten years ago.

The plan is to take a couple days to loop home through southwestern Colorado and Four Corners country. Unfortunately, we're not going to get to Durango on this trip.

When this post publishes, we should be approaching our takeout at river mile 52.

No telling when the next blog will post!