Anyone ever floated the Nigu down to the Etivluk river
We are considering a float on the Nigu down to the Etivluk River and then a few miles downstream on the Etivluk.
Does anyone have any first hand experience on this stretch of river?
Thus far the only info I've found were in the river logs and with reference to the log sounds like it may be a tough float with a 14' inflatable.
Any info would be appreciated
Yes... first hand experience... & a fantastic float trip experience!
Put-ins for the Nigu is in kettle-pot lakes up in the headwaters and a few others further downstream. This is done portage style to get you w/ gear to the river.
Confluence is a far off and very different watershed... overall character and river demands remain the same. Take-outs are somewhat scarce for this part of the river.
Once entering the Colville be aware of headwinds!!! Possibly can put your logistics overdue if not planned for on your take-out.
As far as river difficulty goes... not too demanding --- tho' be aware of the wilderness experience and that the inflows cover vast country that "carry" quite different unsuspecting and sudden changes particularly in late fall.
Thanks for your reply and time doing so! I was beginning to think no one was going to reply.
How was the fishing and what can we expect to find? Grayling and char?
We had planned on ending our trip before we get to the Coleville and thanks for the heads up regarding the wind!!!!
What time of year did you go and what types of wild life did you have the pleasure of observing?