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: Dean River Anyone?


NrthFrk16
12-01-2002, 01:26 AM
Have some cash burning a whole in my wallet...well not really but I do think if the Stock Market continues with this upward trend, I will have enough by next summer...

Anyways, was just kicking around the idea of putting together a trip down the Dean...dont know muvh yet aside from the fact that its a fly in show, raft your way down, fly out and runs around $1500/person....I believe.

Drawing permits have to be in somewhere around Febuary and was just wondering if there was intrest...

pmflyfisher
12-05-2002, 11:41 PM
Ryan

If I was in my twenties, ( I am 55 in good shape) you were doing the rowing, and had floated this river at least once before, I would probably take the risk and go for it.

I am sure there is some significant white water on the Dean, how do you adequately secure multiple spey rods in a raft ?

I am sure there are some younger adventerous serious steelheaders that will be interested.

This would be a August or September trip I suspect.

Hal

NrthFrk16
12-05-2002, 11:51 PM
Hal-
You know you want!! ;)

You dont trust me???....well I actually I dont blame you if you dont! :)

Anyways...have heard this some decent whitewater on the Dean but nothing a semi-experienced oarsmen with a little headsup cant handle...

Adventure is good!

And it would be an August trip...if we get drawn for the dates I want.

pmflyfisher
12-05-2002, 11:58 PM
I will check it out and find out how dangerous the white water is on the Dean. I understand that it is all wilderness there so if something happens there is no road to walk to etc,,,

Its call the mounties heli rescue copters I suspect and hope they take AMEX to pay their large bill.

Yes I was adventerous in my younger days, white water, down hill skiing, heli skiing etc....

And are the steelies there really the strongest in the world is the big question.


Hal

Scott K
12-06-2002, 12:37 AM
A place for the Satellite Phone to shine...

NrthFrk16
12-06-2002, 12:57 AM
Hal-
Just recieved some excellent info (THANK YOU!!!) and it sounds like there is only a couple nasty pieces of water that are easy to line a boat through...

And I was also informed that the price is much less then what I thought it was and I am more excited then ever!!

Will get in touch with the other member(s) that were intrested...

It sounds like that 3 people may actually be the best way to go...

Tin Pusher
05-06-2003, 03:52 AM
You still into going?????? I am not going this year but am able to give you all the info you could want and more. I can walk you through the drift with GPS coords for rapids, runs and campsites. All I would wish for in return is someone to help steepen my learning curve on the NF of the Stilly. Sound like a fair swap Ryan?


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Bubba
05-11-2003, 03:07 AM
The white water is not too bad, if you know what you are doing. The only problem is that a raft loaded down with gear is not very responsive. There are quite a few bears, so you will want to have some way of hanging your food at least 30' high.

NrthFrk16
05-13-2003, 01:12 AM
TP-
I decided against as I just could not get the commitments from everyone that I needed...there is always next year...and well, the Skeena this fall!

Thanks for the offer though!!!!!...and if you need a hand or two on the Stilly, just shoot me an email and I'll be more then happy to do what I can for 'ya! :) :)

Tin Pusher
05-22-2003, 10:53 AM
Someone emailed me looking for info on the Dean. My computer hard drive crashed and I lost your name. Email me again for info.