Originally Posted by catflipper
Has anybody rafted the Smith below the 250cfs level listed as the level at which rafting gets to be a pain in the ass? What was it like?
floated it last october, 115 at camp baker, 130 cfs at eagle creek, 230 at eden take out. it was no problem. the float guides are a little deceptive which is kind of good because we saw no one else on the river. if you have a 16' heavily loaded raft, you'll get hung up a bit the first couple of days, but it is not that bad. we had a 16' jag and an aire traveler canoe. well worth the effort and the hang ups are just push and shove a bit, not dangerous wrap type stuff. last day is long, no way around it, no camps below rattlesnake(?). very beautiful with a lot of private property, plan to do it again this year. used smith river shuttles. got to the take out and my truck had been detailed as well as shuttled? use them again in a heartbeat.