Well one of our party made the entire 101 mile journey, our safety kayaker. Haha what a trip! We pulled out at Boggans to avoid a possible dark run of the narrows and nobody was even disappointed.
At mile 10 we hit Andys rapid and it was so much bigger than we thought it would be. Monster at these flows but what a fun ride! We flipped a 16 footer in the center hole and a short rescue followed. A quick change into fresh clothes and they were fine. Back on the water in 20 minutes or so. We were still on pace at that moment but some slow water through the Elgin valley started cutting into our schedule.
We were an hour behind by the time we hit Troy and we decided to call it for Boggans. Our kayaker put the hammer down and headed for Heller. We pulled into Boggans at around 5ish, maybe a little before. We swapped stories with some fisherman at the Boggans launch and revisited the flip at Andys countless times.
By the time we derigged, Boggans was closing up but they offered to keep the grills hot for us and they served all of us a wonderful hot meal. Can't say enough about how well they treated us! The Sprinter pulled up around 730 with a tired Matt behind the wheel. Big congrats to him for hitting the century mark!
For now, the GR 100 has eluded us. Flows had dropped a little more than we hoped at around 13K. Two weeks later for a little more daylight, launch an hour earlier, flows at 14K or higher, it's totally possible. I suppose if we did it the first try, it wouldn't be that special so no regrets from anybody. An amazing trip with tons of wildlife, a beautiful canyon and some great whitewater. We'll get her next time! Happy Boating!