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Old 09-08-2011   #11
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hey lenny, I went a few times and the two best free options would be to get there a day early and hike your shit down then walk back up camp and go back down the next day. or like a previous post said: to roll your raft tightly around a peice of pipe a few feet longer and carry it down that way. it will be a matter of bucking up and not looking back.

It is tough to bring all the amenaties on a trip like this with out a sherpa or mule. I asume you guys will over night it and should probly just pay for some mules to fully enjoy the experiance it is alot less work.

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Old 09-09-2011   #12
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Thanks for all the input from everyone. We are going to try the joint technique with the paddles inside and straps outside. I did talk to Frank about a horse. He does have a 5 horse minimum, if you are the only trip that day, if not you can get one horse. Otherwise the guy who runs Pleasant Park is kind of jerking us around, between the shuttle and camping. He called just this morning to raise the price on us after we thought it was a done deal yesterday. I will have more to say be it good or bad after we get back from the trip.

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Old 09-09-2011   #13
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We had our price adjusted by the Pleasure Park as well (a couple years ago). They quoted us a price on the phone, but when we showed up with a credit card they said "sorry, that was the cash price." But, they didn't tell us there were two rate schedules until we showed up and were far away from the ATM.

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Old 09-09-2011   #14
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We were told by Pleasure Park over the phone for both of our Gunny Gorge trips this season that it's $75 cash or $85 on a credit card for the shuttle. We've never had any issues with them and they've always been awesome to work with.
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Old 09-09-2011   #15
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I have used Larry several times and well worth the expense to go in style. Don't forget your fishing gear! Be careful if it rains that road gets nasty.
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Old 09-09-2011   #16
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Does anyone know Mort from Delta? He used to, and may still guide the gunny. I ran it with him and my buddy otter last year and he had talked about running shuttles and renting gear, he might be able to do them a little cheaper. I have also heard some less than flattering things about the pleasure park.
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Old 09-11-2011   #17
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I just wrote a longer reply but lost it trying to spell check, so here is a shorter one. We used the joint/taquito method and although it sucked at times, it wasn't that bad and I would do it again rather then pay the $100 for a horse. I am sore today, but don't know how much of that is from the portage to the put-in vs. just guiding the raft. Thanks again to everyone for the advice.

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