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DATES CANOED : May, 25, 1998

DISTANCE COVERED: 25 Miles
DURATION: 1 to 2 Days
RIVER FLOW: 1150 cfs near Sparks, NE.
DRIVE TIME: 7 Hours from Boulder/Denver, CO
FEES/PERMITS: $2.00 user fee
DIFFICULTY: Easy, Class I, Shallow and rocky in parts
PUT IN: Cornell Bridge
TAKE OUT: Rocky Ford Campground (private: $2.00 parking fee and $2.00 Take out fee) - Alternate Egelhoff's Narrows.
SHUTTLE: 40 mins. Dryland Aquatics in Sparks (a farm with a general store, post office) (402)376-3119, 1-800-337-3119
NOTES: You can stay at Smith Falls State Park (HC13 box 24 Valentine, NE 69201 (402)376-1306) for $3.00 per person per night. This is a midway point along the float. Otherwise you can stay at hotels in Valentine or at private campgrounds. This is luxury camping, running water, showers, and restrooms.


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