Beyond Hell Crew
- Jan 26, 2011
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I remember going into the Grand Canyon in the early 90's with our boats & jet skis. We would tie the jet skis up somewhere just past Pierce Ferry & continue by boat since they only had so much gas.
We did it a few years in a row always going further up, hauling (6) 5 gallon gas cans along with the 50 gallons my tanks held after filling up at Temple Bar. We'd ask rafters what the conditions were like as they came down so we knew if it was safe to venture further up (they are the only ones we'd see besides the rangers who would do one trip up & back each day). I wonder if that'll ever happen again. We were lucky.
It must've been close to full pool then.
You can legally go ~56 miles up river from Pierce Ferry to Separation Canyon (No up river travel beyond that point).
With Pierce Ferry Landing dry, and Pierce Ferry Rapids being an obstacle, up river travel from South Point is all but done, at current water elevations.
@ 1106' msl, Pierce Ferry Rapids are under water.
At 1071' msl today, we need 35' to get into the Grand Canyon.
I've been waiting years for the level to come up.