I disagree sharply with the assertion that this run is or was a secret. It's mentioned in Gary Nichols' 1986 guidebook "River Runners Guide to Utah" giving Jim Byrne credit for the first descent. On my trips in the narrows I've seen lots of duckies and few hardshell kayaks, and in discussions with folks from down there most of the beta is disseminated through canyoneering blogs, not WWOTSR. In fact, the virgin river runners coalition www.virginriver.org
had pics on their site of the narrows 5+ years ago. Come on, there aren't that many rivers in Utah, tons of hikers traverse this section each year, and to think that anyone in Utah with a boat and a map hasn't thought about the virgin narrows is naive. Just don't tell anyone about our other secret run the black box of the San Rafael, it was on the cover of the 1986 book.