Originally Posted by Rich
Been boating on the Arkansas for 20+ years and I have no idea where the "Gauntlet" is. Do I need a new map???
Sweet, I've been waiting forever to use this:
Let me google that for you
I agree, you guys will probably be fine. But, full disclosure is that Pine Creek that time of year could be cranking. If it's too high they won't run it, but even at levels they run it, it has the potential for a serious swim. I think a couple years ago there were a few commercial raft deaths on that section. Usually it involves older people, but can't remember all the specifics. If it were me, I would want to make sure I was comfortable around water and a reasonably good swimmer though.
In terms of the run being too long for you handle I wouldn't worry about it. The most serious section is in the first 1/2 of the stretch. Most likely you will have a great time.