Northgate Canyon to Treasure Island May 11th and 12th
I am planning on running from Routt National Forest access down to Treasure Island on the weekend of the May 11th and 12th and have a couple of questions I haven't found answers for. How long does the shuttle from Routt to Treasure Island take, would it be much longer to go into Bennett Peak campground? Is it feasible to run from Routt to Treasure at flows between 1,000-1,500cfs (my guess of what it may be) putting in on Saturday morning and taking out Sunday afternoon?
The best information I can find shows that I could expect about 16 hours of float time to Treasure Island at those flows (1,000-1,500cfs): 4 to 5 hours to Six-Mile Gap, 8 hours to Bennett Peak campground and another 3 hours from Bennett Peak to Treasure Island. Does this sound accurate? It looks like we would want to camp around the Deadwater's or Prospect area, but I also see on the map a camp at Big Creek. Is this on the river? Do any of the campsites below Six mile have toilets?
I have run this stretch 5 or 6 times, but it has been a few years. Is anyone going to be running Northgate on Saturday the 11th that may want to buddy up for the rapids? I forget if you can collect firewood?