I might get flamed here, but I think you'll find that the level of difficulty doesn't jump substantially. The lines are generally the same, although there are bigger holes and the lines through the "big 3" are definitely saucy. But overall, the stuff in between the rapids gets super fun and filled in, plus the paddle out is better. To be safe, get a guide. Sounds like there will be plenty of folks there this weekend, so find a group that is for sure scouting 4 Falls / Max / Deer Creek and give it a go.