A group of 4 of us are planning on flying to Aniakchak Crater and floating the river to the Pacific. We plan on taking our NRS 14 foot inflatable with paddles for the trip, and have lots of experience floating rivers in Alaska. My biggest concern is the first part of the river with possible sharp volcanic rocks. We live in Southeast Alaska so I'm less concerned with rainy and windy conditions- our normal weather!
Has anyone made the trip and can give me advise on air carriers into the lake and off of the beach? Also, has anyone hiked in from Port Heiden, picked up the raft at the lake and then floated to the Pacific? Looking for ideas and suggestions.