For badasses like yourself, I agree--350 on up is worth waiting for, and driving to. Although there's no guarantee it'll happen this year.Just as a heads up for folks who have never done this beautiful creek. Certainly it's up to each individual to decide what is "In" or not. Without doubt one of the things I find appealing about all the outdoor sports I am involved in; No real rules or laws to dictate what, when & how we approach our fun in those different outdoor arenas... But personally I hardly feel Straight Canyon is what I call In @174cfs. If there wasn't so many other options of good water around I might make that drive for 350cfs. I have only done it from 450 up to about a 1000 cfs & anywhere in that range is truly worthy of the drive. Maybe I'm spoiled...Anyway; to each his own By the way...1000cfs was definitely stompin & after one long run from the dam down I was pretty content to not do a second lap ha.
Bike shuttle during the week is suggested if you only have one vehicle...You can usually hitch it on the weekends. Enjoy & don't forget your bouldering shoes & pad.