I think your required to hang your food or have bear proof containers. You might want to check into the regs before you go. Not to mention you don't want to have a problem with one while on the river.Thanks for the advice. Hadn't thought about bears - good reason to bring the dog! Sounds like the essex bridge take-out is better than Paola? We are taking out on Sunday the 6th and I can post an update here if that works for you farmer.
What's the deal with the West Glacier run? Might run it with my sister here in about 2 weeks but don't really know what we're getting into. She's got a roll but hasn't paddled anything as cold or as high volume as the MFF. Just trying to get a feel for how hard the run might be.There was a major avalanche at Goat Lick this winter, and according to a friend of mine, there was still a 20' high wall of snow a couple of weeks ago. Should be cool to float past.
The roadside run is still at 12k, so a bit blown out for decent whitewater, but it's dropped enough to run clear and not muddy.
According to the forecast, t's going to drop from high this weekend through perfect midweek to super friendly after next weekend.It's a gem. Just like the Gallatin. Super easy class III. I would say it's a tiny bit easier than the Gallatin--less busy, fewer but larger rapids, easy to read and run, but a lot colder.
By that time, it will have dropped into really fun flows. If she's still not up for kayaking, my raft's available.
I haven't kayaked it a ton in past years (caught that Lochsa bug), but my 12yo wants to hit it in an inflatable. Look me up.