Originally Posted by bucketboater
Just another reason why reserved camps on multis is ridiculous. Anything can happen and you should be able to go with the flow. Flips, injuries,rising/falling flows and hangovers can change your camping plans. Never been a fan of the system.
I used to agree with this sentiment, and I still feel that on longer trips sometimes flexibility is a necessity. What if you flip in Granite and can't make it all the way to Bass Camp that afternoon? I get it.
After having worked on the Middle Fork for a season, though, with assigned camps, I'm kind of a fan of not having to race, or worry about camp. The whole hurry up so we can beat them to the best camp thing isn't how I want to spend my time on the river. No BS games or sending out a couple kayaks ahead to snake camps. There's definitely something to be said for assigned camping.