for sure knows his stuff on smith river shuttles. Gave me a bunch of facts and advice.
I spent time looking into Smith River self shuttles. I feel it is true a group can do their own. I also feel no matter how you setup your self shuttle it is gonna take a lot of time and driving.
After looking at the facts, our group is going to use the shuttle services of the outfit whose parking lot is a short distance from the smith river take out. Our group contains a lot of Smith River repeat boaters and that outfitter gave us above expected service. One time the roads were muddy and when we picked up our trucks at the take out they were washed and clean. A first to see from a shuttle service in my experience.
Our group is made up of folks living out of the beautiful state of Montana. With drives from one to two days to get there. We felt the services of the shuttle service were worth the money and made our vacation time at the Smith more enjoyable.
Pull into the put in lot. Park your vehicle. Take your time rigging. That shuttle service for us took over and our trucks were clean and parked at the take out. No worries. Not gonna mention them by name but they are the ones that advertise their lot is right at the takeout.