So I want to take my brand new raft on a float trip from Gypsum Valley to Slickrock, 14' Hyside with oarframe.
I am a class III kayaker with absolutely no experience on the Dolores, this will be my very first trip oaring my own raft.
A guidebook I saw said it can get ugly in the canyon due to the severely undercut corners and strainers.
Really though, how hard is it to avoid cliff walls and strainers??
Consider when you were just a newby rafter/kayaker, would you do this trip right out of the gates??
Any feedback would be appreciated - good or bad.