Thanks for the info guys. It was definately scrappy and my boat is about two pounds lighter, but it was still fun. We put in at Doherty as the book recommends, but next time I will put in at 4 mile and just run it twice...above that was pretty boring at this level, plus we portaged the culvert at the Red Lion. Being only two of us, both in play boats, who've never run it, we decided to walk Buttress. It looked fun, but from the angle we were scouting one section looked like it had great pin potential and we couldn't see what was after that without trespassing, and it would be difficult for one person to rescue or chase gear if somethinig went wrong with the other. When we were shouldering it on the other side it looked like a much easier move and the rapid was pretty much over after that. We were kicking ourselves for not running it, but it will be there for us next time. On the plus side, there was some very nice scenery jogging by during the portage. I love summertime in Boulder
Just as a heads up, there were a couple of river wide trees, both in relatively mellow sections and were easy to spot. One was easy to go under on the left and was very obvious to see, the other was easy to go over. At higher water, I think the one we went under would need to be portaged as I barely fit under it at this level (had to push down off the tree to keep my face from smacking it), and it does have some branches sticking out. I'm not sure if these have been in there forever, since that was the only time I've run it, but figuired I'd throw it out there incase they are new.