I'm looking at crossing the Sag in early September on a solo hunt with my PR-49, hiking up the Ribdon or Lupine to get out 5+ miles, and then floating back to the road. I know there's a bit of information on hunting those rivers on the forum but I couldn't find anything that gives a good sense of how safe it would be to float them in this boat.
Last year I floated a caribou out from 15 miles up Clearwater Creek on the Denali Highway. I made it through the boulder gardens just fine (though not sure I'd want to do the biggest one again solo), but then this happened when trying to scoot over that strong cross-current where Little Clearwater Creek comes in bye the road:
I learned a lot from that trip about how to better handle and prepare everything, but I'd still rather not test my luck solo on the far side of the Sag. Is either of those rivers tame enough to be a safe bet if I take it carefully, or are there some sketchy places that aren't worth the risk?
Also, is the Sag tame enough in the immediate vicinity of these river mouths?