Originally Posted by WhiteLightning
How do you like the Mini Max?
LOVE it. It's so nice to have a small raft that I can just put in the back or even inflated on top of the car and throw in a few paddles, PFD's and GO! And if my wife and I can ever get the R2ing thing figured out, it will be a real hoot in other class III with the kids (Brown's, Lower Eagle, etc).
We also built a frame for it, so both the wife and kids like rowing it too, so sometimes we take both - the 14 footer becomes the gear barge and safe haven for bigger stuff with the kids and the mini becomes the play boat.
Thanks for the beta. Speaking of, the descriptions of some of the Poudre stuff looks like there's quite a few class IV rapids in those stretches (Split Rock, Tunnel, Mishawaka Falls, etc). Does it all mellow out at low water, more class III range? I really want to do some of the Poudre stuff anyway, been wanting to for years.
Not having a lot of R2 experience and bringing the kids, just don't want to get in over our heads. No kids, I'd be good to go, maybe that's the answer!