If you drive up Murphy Dome road (outside of Fairbanks), there's a spur road that takes off about 150 yards from the top of the dome and heads down to the Chatanika River ...a rough road (goes into a saddle, up another hill, then down to the river). I've seen people taking flat bottomed river boats down there but have never been to the end of the road myself. According to the map, the Chatanika has a bend in the river and the road goes right to that spot, then it's only 1/10th of a mile from there into Minto Flats. I'm wondering if a guy could canoe into the Flats from there ...and back ...without a motor? Anyone?