Originally Posted by DoStep
4 is too young for the Ark during high water on any stretch. If you stick to summer flows and avoid spring run off you'll be fine.
We are not at high water yet. I have many friends who float Big Bend to Salida and Salida East to Rincon with their young children (including 4 year olds and younger) best to have some kind of safety boater with you just in case, but anything below around 2k is pretty mellow. One straight forward III in Rincon and the boat chute around the dam in Big Bend and the whitewater park are the only real features of note.
1190 cfs on the Wellsville gauge this morning, which is a fantastic flow for a family float.