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Officials: Stretch of Snake River ‘nearly impassable’

June 13, 2018

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Officials say a stretch of the Snake River in Wyoming is becoming increasingly hazardous as erosion, fallen trees and other natural effects continue to take a toll.

The Jackson Hole News and Guide reports river guide Jim Stanford says the stretch from Deadman’s Bar to Moose in Grand Teton National Park became “nearly impassable” over the weekend.

Commercial outfitters stopped floating the section on Sunday.

Stanford describes the last couple of weeks on the river as “some of the most difficult I’ve seen since the days of The Maze,” a moniker among river guides for a notoriously difficult section in the 1990s.

Park officials recommend “only boaters with advanced skills should attempt this section of river due to swift water, multiple braided channels and numerous obstructions.”

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Information from: Jackson Hole (Wyo.) News And Guide, http://www.jhnewsandguide.com

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