I drew for March 12 - I am hoping we get some runoff. I would rather run the Gila Wilderness run same week in a canoe or something than go down the Upper Salt at low flow in a raft.
I ran the Gila one spring - middle of march - it snowed on us, laid over by accident at hot spring (didn't see we camped nearly on top of it til the morning) and stayed a day while the frozen wet suites thawed in the trees. I only mention it b/c someone else on here brought it up. I love that run, lots of wall shots - it was only like 550 when we went but canyons had been flushed at 20K+ earlier that year - it would have been a mess possibly w/o the flush in advance, lots of trees across the river when it braids out after Turkey creek b4 the takeout... hard to scout too - kinda hairball for a low flow situation. So - if you cant scout - count on a tree being across the river in line with your gunwale and have a plan (whatever it is
I don't know if the salt is really worth it in a raft under 1600 - above 2k is best. It is kinda a long haul and a lot of effort for 60 river miles. If it is under 1500 - I would seriously consider an open canoe - I have run the daily at 2k in an open canoe - that was a hoot!
But fingers are crossed! After looking at the gauges - I don't think it ran last year.