|20th of April|
|Current Weather||72° Sunny|
This class I journey is accessible from
3 different boat launch points
along the Deschutes River.
Paddlers should prepare for
the 1 class I whitewater rapids
Wickiup Dam to Pringle Falls Campground is also ideal for multi day paddlers looking to do some camping too. Campers
1 riverside campsites
as the run winds its way through 9 miles of the beautiful Deschutes River.
The Deschutes starts off as a winding flatwater run until it reaches Wyeth Campground. Below here is a class IV rapid that is a recommended portage. Accidents and deaths have occurred here so if you do decide to float Pringle Falls be sure to scout it and set safety appropriately. Most floaters take out at Wyeth Campground. Weather on the river today will be sunny, with a high near 72. light and variable wind becoming west southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
000 FXUS65 KGJT 191012 AFDGJT Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Grand Junction CO 412 AM MDT Fri Apr 19 2019 .SHORT TERM...(Today through Saturday) Issued at 412 AM MDT Fri Apr 19 2019 A high pressure ridge will shift eastward today with its north- to-south oriented ridge axis bisecting the forecast area this afternoon. Warm air advection combined with abundant sunshine beneath the ridge will result in above normal temperatures this afternoon, ranging from 5 to 10 degrees higher than yesterday`s peak readings. A short-wave trough moving across the Desert Southwest later tonight will force the ridge axis east of the Continental Divide resulting in a shift in flow aloft to the southwest. Continued advection of warmer air will result in moderate overnight lows. The short-wave trough mentioned previously will lift east- northeastward on Saturday bringing increased clouds along with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms across the southern and central Colorado mountains. Adjacent valleys may also experience showers/thunderstorms, though expect less coverage. Increased clouds will bring slightly cooler afternoon highs to the south with little or no change for most other areas across the region. .LONG TERM...(Saturday night through Thursday) Issued at 412 AM MDT Fri Apr 19 2019 The next storm system to impact eastern Utah and Western Colorado will dive through the Great Basin on Saturday night into Sunday morning. Overnight forecast guidance continues to be in excellent agreement regarding precipitation onset in the higher terrain of eastern Utah and northwest Colorado by the late morning hours. Strong, dry southwest flow will remain in place over southeast Utah and southern Colorado as low pressure slowly lumbers east and south. Mid-level temperatures will remain quite warm in this southwest flow regime, and snow levels are expected to be quite high with any precipitation falls through the afternoon. After midnight on Monday morning, low pressure will shift east into eastern Utah, bringing cooler air over all of the western slope. By this time however, much of the synoptic scale moisture will have shifted eastward and very limited snow accumulations of 1-3 inches or less will fall in elevations above ...
|Pringle Falls||Best scouting is probably from the bridge and above the mini-gorge.||IV- to IV||4244.36 Feet|