Originally Posted by chrisPskis7
WHAT?!?! don't ever take your keys on the river, that's a big no no. Always hide your keys, there are several places if the gas cap or shocks aren't good enough but loosing them in the river results in a major pain in the ass.
Having lost my keys in the river before...I feel your pain. That said, I still keep them with me on pretty much every trip I go out. The key to me is having spares and putting them in multiple places. Since most of the trips I do are 4 days up to a month, I'm not a big fan of hiding them. Plus, I often use a shuttle company and its not always easy for them to figure out where to hide them so I give them a spare and tell them to lock it in the car and bring the primary set with me.
Shuttle logistics can get a bit complicated, but the idea is simple. Keeping everyone happy and making sure you have room for gear and people while minimizing trips for everyone is the hard part sometimes.