This is a fun thread to see. I IK'd the flathead a decade ago from Schaeffer down.
I am really pleased to see so many folks who love the trip. It's one of a very very short list of rivers that I really feel no need to ever see again. I thought the scenery was average, except for very occasional views of the big peaks. It just wasn't a trip that really resonated at all with me. Not sure why.
The camps were mediocre, and either weren't well-established camps, or, if well-used, were ruined by the outfitters' open latrine practice.
Hopefully it is better these days in that regard.
Guess I'd better go re-evaluate my level of jadedness.