Originally Posted by Tripperbg
I talked it over with my girlfriend and I think she's right, trying to shuttle ourselves is going to be a lot of time (driving both ways). The shuttle is $85 I was think it was more. I think I'm just going to go the shuttle route partly so I don't have to listen to her. We are taking out on Sunday. If you have any other ideas let me know. See you in the river...
The round-trip for the shuttle is usually about 2 hrs if you're taking out at Big Eddy (the first take-out you get to on the dirt road). Add another 1/2-hr for the shuttle if you making it a shorter trip (24mi) and taking out upstream at Chavez Canyon (put-in for the daily run just below the monastery). We usually run our own shuttle unless we don't have a 2nd vehicle to work with.
Anyway, we don't have a permit and would have to pick one up to run it. So unless you have extra spaces available on yours, we would be limited to doing days runs below Chavez Canyon unless a cancellation becomes available....