True on the exposure from Matkat Hotel to Matkat, but you could
Honestly, even in the shade on my July trip I barely ever left my boat. I slept on my boat, I drank on my boat, I ate on my boat. I pretty much only left my boat to crap, and to get food from the kitchen to bring back to my boat. It was amazing how much the temps went up just a few feet from the river. August might well be kinda rainy, depending on how much monsoonal flow you get.
Saddle Canyon and Backeddy Camp might have some decent shade. Might be able to figure out how to hike Deer Creek from Backeddy if you have some duckies?
Have you seen this link? http://www.rrfw.org/sites/default/fi...ns_Almanac.pdf