I am thinking about doing a late season trip in October on the lower salmon. I have never done this stretch and was wondering a couple of things. We will be traveling in a cat and wondering how many days is standard for the base level float. I see I can take off ten miles at the top by starting at Pine creek launch site but am still worried about fitting this trip into my time off. I live in Northern Montana so traveling too far south starts exchanging river time for driving time. Is there anything else I should look at. Westwater permits do not line up with the days I have off. Cataract is too long.