Originally Posted by AK Paddler
How would you recc changing my itinerary to not have such a long last day? We really want to check out Slickhorn. Camp at Slickhorn day 2 and then somewhere below on day 3?
That was more of a heads up than a recommendation to change. I highly recommend camping at Slickhorn- it's one of the most incredible places on any river. You should get to Slickhorn fairly early from John's camp as that day is short and you can do your hiking that afternoon and evening.
That last day is just notoriously long because of the sandbars and possible wind. Just know that it's going to take all day and enjoy the red rock cliffs and keep rowing.
Options for camping below Slickhorn are limited to Grand Gulch, Oljeto, and Steer Gulch. Grand Gulch is a cool hike, but IMO, does not compare to Slickhorn. Oljeto is a neat camp but is prone to flashing. I haven't camped at Steer Gulch, but it is also prone to flashing. GG is only 3 miles from Slickhorn, so if you do decide to skip John's, the day between is almost like a layover...