Originally Posted by mania
it doesn't matter. take the smallest boat that will fit your gear and passengers.
yeah, i agree with this. i have run it in a 13ft and a 16ft without issue.
If I had to choose though then I enjoyed the 16ft more simply due to the extra space for gear and passengers and increased stability but 14ft should be fine that time of the year.Also, even at low water there really isn't anything so technical that a 13ft raft can go down that a 16-18ft can't.
I would second getting the new dvd (nrs has'em) too. money well spent for me and put me on a few side hikes that were incredible...the tip on the hike up nugget creek to a grotto w/ small waterfall was worth the cost alone!!!