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Brendan Swihart
(brendans) - F - MLife

Locale: Fruita CO
Happy/Hatch/Dirty Devil hike and packraft on 03/20/2013 07:41:45 MDT Print View

Had a fantastic trip in the canyons last weekend, and the first with rafts. More here: http://outlivingblog.wordpress.com/2013/03/19/dirty-devil-hikeraftljhg

Ike Jutkowitz
(Ike) - M

Locale: Central Michigan
re: Dirty Devil on 03/20/2013 07:50:51 MDT Print View

Awesome. Seriously.

Eugene Smith
(Eugeneius) - MLife

Locale: Nuevo Mexico
Re: re: Dirty Devil on 03/20/2013 09:07:11 MDT Print View

What Ike said.

Nico .
(NickB) - MLife

Locale: Los Padres National Forest
Happy/Hatch/Dirty Devil hike and packraft on 03/20/2013 09:16:35 MDT Print View

Awesome. Looks like a ton of fun and some amazing scenery.

This TR doesn't help my internal struggle to hold off on getting a packraft...

Craig W.
(xnomanx) - F - M
Re: Happy/Hatch/Dirty Devil hike and packraft on 03/20/2013 09:19:56 MDT Print View

Good stuff Brendan.

Richard Nisley
(richard295) - M

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
Re: Happy/Hatch/Dirty Devil hike and packraft on 03/20/2013 11:51:59 MDT Print View

Great trip report... thank you!

David Chenault
(DaveC) - BPL Staff - F

Locale: Crown of the Continent
re: Happy/Hatch/DD on 03/20/2013 12:29:41 MDT Print View

Great route.

Packrafts change the crap portions of loops into the best parts. Gotta love it.

Adan Lopez
(Lopez) - F

Locale: San Gabriel Valley
Inspiring TR Brendan on 03/20/2013 12:30:48 MDT Print View

Warning: These images may cause a productivity hit if you view them at work. I'll save this one for tea time tonight with the wife. Thank you Brendan.

Brendan Swihart
(brendans) - F - MLife

Locale: Fruita CO
Re: re: Happy/Hatch/DD on 03/22/2013 08:25:47 MDT Print View

Thanks all.

You're totally right Dave, the DD sucks to hike but the rafts made it a highlight.

HK Newman
(hknewman) - MLife

Locale: Western US
Re: Happy/Hatch/Dirty Devil hike and packraft on 03/22/2013 08:32:07 MDT Print View

Neat trip and enjoyed the photos. I'm noticing both long pants and shorts. Did the temps vary and did you feel cold in the water?

Brendan Swihart
(brendans) - F - MLife

Locale: Fruita CO
Re: Re: Happy/Hatch/Dirty Devil hike and packraft on 03/22/2013 08:49:43 MDT Print View

We had a pretty warm weekend; highs around 70 and lows around mid to high 30s. I usually wear running shorts under some lightweight pants (patagonia sol patrol) that I typically just wear in the morning and evening. Just wore shorts in the boats. Late afternoon in the shadows was a little chilly, especially when it got breezy, but not bad. If it had been more typical March temps we would have probably been uncomfortable, but in that case I'd like to think we would have been smart enough to at least bring some rain gear to be sitting in water all day. I'll probably try to rig up some sil decks for cooler trips at some point.