Hope ya can find a trip up there for when ya can go, but if you can’t, there’s normally some boating in the south west, into at least November, and by at least February, with the Colorado River system. Maybe the Owyhee River up that way in the spring, if worst came to worst?...
Hope ya can get out on your shake down, and congratulations on your Grand trip! Gonna be a spicy ride down there in the 13, but doable and fun as shit!!
The river probably thought, “ he is such an insignificant, pitiful, little creature, with such a short time to live, I will let him go this time, and try to teach him something” - Buzz Holmstrum