I did the MF the first time as a relative newbie at about 2.5 ft. Launched on July 5th. It was a great trip. I had really strong people to follow and that helped a lot. On another thread, someone described the MF as a "busy" river and that's a great description. Especially the first two days. You can't let your attention drift. Someone else mentioned weather. That was the coldest July trip I've ever done. Rain and cold for the first few days. Have a great trip. It's a fantastic river.
"We are all visitors to this time, this place. We are just passing through. Our purpose here is to observe, to learn, to grow, to love....and then we return home."
Australian Aboriginal Proverb