Originally Posted by gazzy902
Thanks thatís pretty much what iím anticipating. Looks like an incredible trip. Unfortunately the only motor I have is myself!
It looks like river runners transport is the way to go for a shuttle.
River Runners Shuttle IS the only way to go. They are great to work with. I've used them for many years. They might still be the only company allowed to do Deso shuttles.
8 nights 9 days is the max. You can make it one day longer be camping a 9th night down in the daily section. (last 10 miles). Without a motor, I'd say it's at least a 5 night trip.
I've done at least 10 trips in April. It's a great time to be down there, but it is cold at night and a crap shoot during the day when it comes to weather. Some days it will blow all day long. I've had it rain sleet and snow all in one day, and the next day be sunny and t-shirt weather. I've seen loaded gear boats flip in wind gusts while sitting on shore. I've been blown into the bank for several hours before it let up enough to get to the next available camp. Bring your warmest clothes and sleeping bag. I'm going on an April trip this year and plan to bring an extra dry bag of clothes and blankets.
The plus is no bugs and no poison ivy on the hike in Rock Creek. SYOTR