May through July the sun is high and our creeks are too. Besides the usual roadside runs there are some great packrafting day trips. Be on the lookout for log jams and strainers. Always be ready to get out fast. Some of my Favorites include:
Willow Creek: A four mile hike in from the trail head takes one to Adams Canyon wich is the best put in. Right below is a Class III+ drop called Adams Apple. Below that there is one more Class III- drop and whole lot of class II while you drop down to the Hoback River and the take out.
South Fork of the Buffalo: Starting behind Togwotee Mountain Lodge hike a couple miles down to a trail junction. At the junction make a left for short walk to the River for a great class II (III) float out to Turpine Meadows. If you make a right put in at the ford for a class IV adrenaline rush. Above the ford is a class V section.
North Fork of the Buffalo : This is a great loop hike/float with a lot of bang for the buck. Park at Turpine Meadows and hike 5 miles up the North Fork Trail to Soda Fork Meadows and blow up your boats. Enjoy a 10 mile Clas II (III) wilderness float back to you car.
Crystal Creek: Can you say Creeking? Yeha! This is a fun Class IV out and back. Park at the Crystal Creek Trail head. After fording the Creek follow the trail less the two miles to the big obvious meadow. From there back to you car is a non stop whitewater adrenaline rush. To squeeze more out of it hike further and put in at Jag Creek.