Originally Posted by markegge
Can anyone comment on the wisdom of going as a relatively inexperienced group on inflatable kayaks down the Upper Salt at ~300 cfs?
I'll go ahead and comment on this, for posterity's sake. Six of us went--and six of us returned. We ran the entire 55 miles at ~300 cfs. Another 200 cfs would have been nice--or an extra day (we did it in three days plus a partial day on each end). Corkscrew was portaged (after one unsuccessful run), but ran everything else. Rat Trap was a blast, and Black Rock Rapid.
Taking a group of with limited (if any) paddling experience into the remote desert wilderness is likely a reckless venture--but we survived we memories and photos to share.