more beta please?
Firstly, thanks, caspermike, for tipping us off that boxelder was running. I feel richer for having experienced that beautiful canyon.
However, I also feel like a fool by comparison. We paddled only about half of the canyon and then hiked out at about the deepest part. That sucked. You paddled the whole canyon and hiked flat(ish?) terrain to a road. WTF?
We scouted the exit to the canyon and couldn't find a view without a "no tresspassing" sign. You mentioned paddling to the Platte, which is even farther than the interstate, and which is a ways from the exit of the canyon. Is this a secret, or would you mind giving us the skinny on your takeout? Are there fence portages and trespassing issues? Does a crew have to paddle with you to finish the canyon? I'd like to paddle that again, but not if I have to hike out half way again.