The level is dropping, boat scouting is very possible without a guide if you are a competent crew and don't mind a long day, and the gate is rumored to (should) be open this weekend. If it is open it shouldn't be too hard to find somebody who knows the run gearing up at the take-out... if you get there early. It will be a circus so you'll just have to pick your clown. Level yesterday was on the high side of medium.
Also, Joe Wright and Spencer Heights are at awesome flows right now and may hold until the weekend, but for anybody wanting to get on these as a combo pack now is the time to go. Joe Wright is at a particularly nice and fluffy level and it is so fun to transition from the tiny ass creek which feels high with 220 cfs, into the river at the confluence with the Big Seezy where it becomes pushy and so splashy and action packed, with big waves and holes and your arms feel like jello and it's fun to watch your bros just go into survival mode to make it through the Boneyard Gorge. So, so good. Cornholio boof is also HUGHGE right now.
Cub boater: "What do the spiders mean?" Old fart boater: "Trust your intuition." CRCII