Originally Posted by cosurfgod
Looking for something different for self support kayaking. It's permit season and was looking at this river. There will be no front rangers included.
-Is it worth the drive from Colorado?
-What section? Is the permit section up top? Do you boat to the ocean?
-What dates are best?
-How many days?
-Can a douche bag with a raft come?
Yes it is, but 21 hours of road time.
I would go after permit season closes Oct 16 or later
84 miles 3-5 days easy boating plus about 20 more if you go to ocean. To ocean is possible for a kayak, very hard for a raft (it is frog water)
A douche bag in a raft, dory or anything other can come if he can put up with a kayaker's ego and being a support boat
Fishing is only fair in my opinion.
There is a lot of water above the permitted put in and lots of access if you can self shuttle for any kind of boat. Only 2 rapids to even think about when running the river, rest of it just nice scenery.
If you go early during permit season there are 3-4 lodges you could stay at and let them do the cooking and get a hot shower.
Keep in mind that I am a front range douche bag and probably lied about everything in this post