DS- Yes you can spend two nights in the Gunny Gorge
Whip- hope you don't continue to use a wheel barrel. Wonder if yours was the one we floated out that was left at the put in. And the Rangers never use them for trail work. Remember it is a designated Wilderness.
Hey Zeus- You make a good point about the horses vs. wheel barrows, however the horses dont end up at the put in permanently like some of the wheel barrows found at the Chukar put in. Also impacts arent just limited to physical, they include visuals. For some reason or another our fathers of Wilderness made the decision that mechanized use in Wilderness would be a bad idea. Thats how it is folks, traditional use. Understand these questions, as I have asked them too.
Have no idea where the rumor that BLM flies helicopters down in the Gorge. Thats CDOW's deal.
At this level the Gorge is still very runnable by raft and kayak alike. They been doing it at this level and lower for a long time. By the way expect some higher flows in May this year.