Originally Posted by zbaird
1) What you are asking is illegal and a felony for anyone who provides outfitting services without a license. Better to ask for someone willing to take some fun people down the river for a shared cost trip. Its not illegal to give them beers pay for gas, broken equipment, etc.
In the days before I had gear I had pretty good luck showing up at the put in with a PFD in 1 hand and a case of beer in the other. Now that I have gear I have a fondness for those that do the same.
Alternatively, I think the best thing ever was a guy on the side of the road with a sign that said "Will run shuttle for rafting". That was too good to pass without stopping.