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Friday, April 18, 2008

Huge Snowpack Will Bring Great Whitewater Rafting

Whitewater rafting will be exceptional in Utah this season, thanks to the massive snowpack on the mountains above the Colorado and Green rivers. The snow is now melting, raising river levels, setting the stage for great adventure in late May and early June.

Holidayextras.co.uk has this article about the upcoming season. Here are tidbits:

Ski enthusiasts have enjoyed an outstanding ski season and once the snow melts there will be no stopping the Colorado River, particularly in Utah where there are no dams to control the released water.

According to US adventure specialists
Tag-A-Long Expeditions, such high water only occurs about once every ten years. They expect the Colorado River to peak between 12 May and 16 June 2008. The company is offering various rafting packages to Cataract Canyon in Canyonlands National Park, Utah. The 100 mile journey between Moab, Utah and Lake Powell takes in 28 Grand Canyon style rapids.

Now's the time to book river trips.

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