ODG, you might want to look at that run first. There is some class III in the run. Easy to sneak but you will need to be able to maneuver your boat, hit some eddies and do some braces. Good to have a river roll too as a newbe could get knocked over. It would be a cold, shallow, rocky swim.
The run is above Stoner (the old takeut), the usual take out is across the hwy from, and below, the inconspicuous Loading Pen Canyon trailhead down a short, inconspicuous high clerance 4wd trail. Where the broad valley above Stoner starts to narrow up and the road starts to get to be high above the river. The put in for a short run is down a steep bank at a private bridge (be respectful) before you get to Taylor Creek. There are not a lot of car pull offs to look down to the crux of the run, Stampede Rapid (CRC says mile marker 29), but a bike works well. Remember that from high above, river features may look smaller than from river level.