If you're going to be in the Buena Vista area, there will be plenty of people to hook up with at various put-in's. Below numbers is Fractions/Frog rock, Bueny town run, and Browns. All III. If you venture further down the river from Salida, you'll have Pinnacle to Parkdale and the Royal Gorge (with maybe one IV-, Sunshine, a little technical at this level). I'd suggest Fisherman's bridge a little south of Buena Vista if you don't get anyone confirmed to meet with you. There will be plenty of boaters putting in to run Browns. You can always stop in to CKS on Main Street in Bueny for some more beta. Have fun.....