Originally Posted by gretch6364
Thanks. Don't want to float through North Gate due to the drift boat, and while 4wd roads are not an issue for my truck, towing a trailer makes them not an option. We don't mind lapping a section for two days though, just have to figure out camping, put-ins and take-outs, shuttles, and any rapids.
plenty of drift boats launch at prospect creek. i saw a few going in there yesterday when we were in the valley. the road isn't that heinous. it's rough in places, but the bigger issue is the grade at the 1st pitch when you start dropping down to the river.
i've known a few folks to take drift boats down the 6 mile launch on a tarp or even a sheet of plastic.
as far as shuttles go, most people recommend spirit west in riverside/encampment. i've used individuals not associated with spirit west before with mixed results.