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I had a friend who went down the Verde earlier this year. Embarked from Childs and meandered down to Sheep Bridge. He and his friends were dropped off and picked up.montezumawell wrote:The biggest bear to running those portions of the Verde is the vehicle shuttle. Also, if you leave a vehicle unattended at Childs for very long, your odds of suffering some sort of damage increase with each day.
Well, your best bet is NOT to leave a vehicle at Childs. Why tempt fate?Abe wrote:
Logistic's is a problem and when I read the above it would be a concern for me leaving my vehicle at Childs. I have had uncomfortable feelings when there and frankly I cannot explain why.
Honest, we're trying to be helpful, not critical:chihiggs wrote:I only have a wooden canoe
The Verde never flows as fast as 10-12 mph except with it is full with excess runoff, a state some people call a "flood." Even when it is running bank full with normal spring runoff, you'd be extremely lucky to get a net speed of 5-6 mph. Generally, we figure spring speeds average 4 mph.pfredricks wrote:I think it depends , but, the river moves at something like 10-12 mi/hr...
I think you are talking about portions of the lower-lower Verde below Bartlett Dam, probably between Bartlett and Needle Rock. In the 24+ years I have boated the Verde and worked for many years as a commerical guide, I have not known any commerical outfitter up here to charge forty bucks a head as a regular, advertised, published rate. I've known some of them that charged that rate or lower kinda "under the table," or just to fill a few extra spaces on a raft at the last minute--that's for sure. You'd go broke in a nano-heartbeat at $40 a head here.Daryl wrote:I've seen outfitters that will do sections with you, including shuttleing, for $40/head. If you can get a big group they'll be more flexable on the price.
Any day you see an eagle is a danged good day. Bottom line.Daryl wrote:I beleive they close that stretch every year, but you are still allowed on the water. You just can't get out of your boat for those 2 miles. I may be wrong though.