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Self Support canoe trip on the GRAND?

Posted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 3:59 pm
by The.Tall.Canadian
Hey, anyone know of if and when a grand canyon Self support Tandem canoe trip has been done? Just curious, I imagine someone has done it but wondering if there is a record of it?

Cheers

Caleb

Re: Self Support canoe trip on the GRAND?

Posted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:13 pm
by Roy
As you probably know, a number of people have done solo OC-1 self-supported runs.

I know of a group which ran three Old Town Trippers, self-supported. But, they added hard decks to the boats...making them into ginormous, crazy-heavy, un-rollable C-2s.

I have given an OC-2 run some thought. I have concluded if: (1) no decks, (2) maximum number of days allowed on a shoulder-season permit, and (3) a plan to run everything...one would need to design a boat. Or, at least, modify an existing design.

Roy

Re: Self Support canoe trip on the GRAND?

Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:52 am
by riversideramblr

Re: Self Support canoe trip on the GRAND?

Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:10 pm
by Roy
Oh yes....the old commerical-paddle-raft-line-in-an-OC2 trick. Works every time.

Re: Self Support canoe trip on the GRAND?

Posted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 4:19 am
by The.Tall.Canadian
Hey Roy,
Thanks for the response, Do you know if the guys in the old town trippers Ran everything? any other details

Myself and a group Canadians just finished a 26 day trip in 17 foot prospectors. Fully self support.

Just trying to figure out who has been in there before in tandem tripping boats. We did have soft decks on our boats but they still took on water. :P

Thanks Caleb

Re: Self Support canoe trip on the GRAND?

Posted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:03 pm
by Roy
Yes, they ran everything. Partly, because they did not bring the all-terrain backcountry 10-ton crane required to pick up one of those boats.

They put in somewhere way upstream...like, Glenwood Springs, CO. So, they did manage some big front-country portages.

I have to think there have been others. I mean, dudes swam the whole thing, at least once!

Roy

Re: Self Support canoe trip on the GRAND?

Posted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 2:10 pm
by Roy
And, one should not forget, Kruger and Landick paddled up the grand canyon.