we've gotten on the middle popo several times this year. as of last weekend it's still pretty high, but way fun. the put-in rapids were too blown out for our crew to consider. we put in just below the corner rapid & just above the lead-in to the little waterfall. it's totally continuous, juicy & blind boulder rapids for the entirety of the run once you put in, with one of the longest hardest drops sneaking up on you towards the end. scout carefully and know where to portage & what channels to avoid.
couple things about the winds: (1.) anything you do is going to involve a hike in. with mosquitoes & biting flies. (2.) don't fuck around in the Rez. yeah, there's stuff up there, but the BIA is not stoked on boaters & you don't want to end up in their court/prison system. (3.) don't go through lander without stopping at the gannett grill for a burger. i'd suggest the "gut bomb" variety.
JJH !! what up amigo? gimme a call ....