Originally Posted by boof512
I would time the trip with peak run off and would be hoping to do 10 hour days. I am thinking 4 miles an hour average at peak flows in a sea kayak should be doable.
I agree Shoshone might be interesting in a sea kayak, that's why I was hoping I could trade out for a creakboat for a couple of miles so I could run parts of upper death and Shoshone.
Thanks for your thoughts
If you're anywhere near peak, and your paddle is pulling water (not resting in your lap) in a sea kayak, you'll be doing 8mph easily.
By the time you've taken in the Eagle and Roaring fork you'll have more than 10k cfs. By the time the Gunny comes in you could have well over 20k. Not unheard of for Ruby/Horsethief to be at 30k+ then. The river is booming along.