Heyo! We're on a roll with the ducky! This weekend we took it down a 13-mile stretch of the Colorado River known as the Moab Daily. We went out with a group of friends, so we were definitely a mighty armada.
This stretch of river is really popular with locals and commercial groups, especially as the weather starts to warm up. Depending on the time of year and the water level, rapids can range from Class I to Class III. (Click here for current river conditions.) It's been a dry year, so our run was low, slow, and rocky. Waaaay easier than the high water last year! Watch out: there's a rumor about a sharp hunk of metal in one of the rapids. They think it floated down during last year's high water, then was exposed by this year's drought. Luckily, we missed it!
To run the Daily, you put in at Hittle Bottom and pull out at Takeout Beach. There are 6 sets of splashy rapids, and the river is lined with BLM campgrounds. (Check out the BLM map.) We hit some afternoon winds and it was a little chilly, but other than that we had a great time.