Hi, I see there is a lot of good info on the North Platte - Northgate Canyon area on the forums. Specifically wanted to get some input/advice on our plans to see what experience has taught you guys. We are fairly new white water boaters -have done some class II's on river and white water parks. Being from Iowa, we like the idea of a more remote canyon river type run. Northgate canyon looks to be a beautiful area but with the class III's would be a little bit of an upgrade for us. We have a self-bailing IK and a Pyranha Fusion SOT WW (up to Class III) kayak. We were thinking of a mid-July trip and according to American WW the river is runable down to 400 cfs. Thinking that lower flows may be good for us with the water being less pushy and holes being less sticky although not sure if my thinking is correct so need some input here. Also, it seems that Routt access to Bennett Peak is a two day trip is that correct? If our trip is a go, can anyone recommend the best person/service for a shuttle? Finally, with our skill level and mid-July time frame would we be better off just looking at the Upper Colorado Pumphouse section for a run instead of Northgate? Thanks for all your input!