Yaak River MT Beta
I'm looking for some intel on the Yaak. I've never been through the area with an eye for floating it and it's been years since I've been up there, so any insight would be helpful.
I'm planning a camping trip next week with the wife and two dogs. We're fairly competent on II-III and don't want to push it any further with pups on board. I have a 14.5' Soatar or an 11' Puma, both set up with row frames. I'm really hoping I can squeeze the Sotar through the upper section above the falls, but with some of my reading, it sounds like that may be a stretch. I'm thinking Yaak Bridge to 17 Mile Bridge. Can anybody comment on boat access sites and viability in getting a 14' raft through there?
Also, does anybody know what access below the falls is like and if a stretch into Kootenai would be worth it. I'm concerned with the limited access and the two main drops. Purpose of the trip is to do some prelim scouting for mellower floats and fishing. I've got a young nephew that loves to fish and we take him on a yearly float/camp trip, so I'm checking out new opportunities for that July trip. Thanks for the help!