this is a trip i have thought about for years now..... i know it doesn't get much traffic, not because the whitewater is for sikkos only(except the 5+ CATARACTS section)...but the hike to the put-in is a bit of a hike(21 miles over Mt. Whitney @13,888ft) i met a caliboater in ecuador 3 years back and he was into it...already had mules lined up..... well, it never happened..he got married or something..anyhow, i want this trip...i added up the numbers... after the "nature hike" you can get up to 94.3 miles of continuous whitewater...37 miles of 5(?) just in the headwaters section!!class 4, 5, 5+ with maybe 2 miles of class 2+ and several miles of class 3....90 f*#king 4.3 miles.....nnnnnninetyfourpointthreemiles.....sicknik, riverwrangler, boof.com'ers, HARDY dunbar crew?? do you have any beta on what goes on inside the headwaters section.... class3? 4? 5? 5+? 6? my cali books says figure it out on your own... it could take as long as 2 weeks or as fast as 10 days....depending on where you take out....ANY INFO WOULD BE MORE THAN APPRECIATED.....oh, my bro's are allergic to shouldering a boat...so, anybody out in mtn.buzzard land ever been interested in this trip?.....sounds to good to be true!!!