I wonder if we can talk Gary into an earlier bus ride up? Maybe meet at Fate around say 4 and get dropped at 4 mile, then hang around the park before floating down.
Bus could turn around at four mile. People who wanted to see the canyon from the road and not float it could hop out at the mouth of the canyon.
This way at least some personal vehicles would be at the bottom.
I'd be hard pressed to want to float to 38th and then wait around for 30 some random people to finish up at a brewery, where some people will undoubtably want to hand out.
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