8pm Sat eve: Salt is already back down to ~ 2,500 at put-in, ~7,000 at take-out.
We ran it in '93 and it was 8,000 at put-in, 13,000 at take-out the day we launched, rising the whole 5 days on the river. Was 28,000 the day we took off. Had 4 self-bailers and 7 kayakers. One flip early on, and everybody was busy the whole time. Finding good beaches that weren't getting flooded while we unloaded was the challenge. It was impossible to camp at Cherry Creek confluence.
Have heard it's been done self-support at 56,000. The big problem is sharing the river with saguaro cactus. Nasty. Rafts would be a liability, especially in the event of a flip in Corkscrew where the runout goes on forever at high flow.
So many rivers, so little time..........