Originally Posted by rsmiller
Launch next week on the middle fork...
Was planning to take a 16' cat with a grand frame (72x120) but with the levels dropping below 4' and likly closer to 3.5' or 3' for our trip I am debating about taking a smaller 13.5' NRS Otter.
Does the MF get a little skinny for a big cat at 3-3.5'??? This will be my first run on the MF.
I've run an 18' cat down at 2.1' Also run a 14' cat at 3. I was nervous about the big cat but it was only the first day I had any issues.
Big difference between 2' and 3'. At 2' its pretty much there is no easy clear path, you need to pick which rocks you want to hit, and which ones you want to straddle.
3' you will have plenty of water. Just don't be stupid and try and pack it like you are on a grand canyon trip ...