Thanks for the tips on shuttle service earlier this week. Worked out great. Did the float from Cooper to Jim's last Friday in the new 18 foot raft. Fifth trip on the boat - but first time on the Kenai and handled better than expected.
Am planning on doing the same trip extended beyond Jim's Landing through the Canyon to take out at Upper Skilak launch and campground. I understand the Canyon is narrower and a little more technical than the few Upper rapids and that Skilak can become dangerous quickly depending on weather. I've watched a few video of the Canyon but have never been through the Canyon myself.
Two question if folks have time to respond. Any updates on conditions or particular hazards through the Canyon? Do folks taking a small outboard on a big raft for this trip keep the motors on the stern mount during the whole trip (lifted and strapped of course) - or take the outboard off and stow it when going through the rapids? I'm talking 58 pounds 6 h.p. Tohatsu extra long shaft. Many thanks.