Originally Posted by OregonianRG
Thanks for your responses. It looks like I am in the wrong. I know the river level will be pretty low, so you want to go light. And chances are we will be hauling the IK's in rafts until you are past Pistol. IK's are much more tippy than rafts and I just haven't seen many on the MF.
The river level will be pretty normal for a mid July flow, not low. It will actually be close to perfect level for IK. Class 3+ for the most part, nothing too serious for consequences, the longer rapids can be less than awesome if you swim, but what isn't?
When I ran commercial, so mostly people with zero experience, we would wait until below Pistol to blow them up. I once 'led' a group of six friends in IK and me in hardshell at around 4.5 feet. I got surfed into the corner pocket room on river left in Pistol. It fed me right into the current right in front of the first IKer. Got run over, rolled up, repeat five more times. Good times. I thought I was going to swim.