We did a couple polls that I hope everyone got a chance to see.
The river of choice is the Matanuska River on June 5 & 6. Anyone and everyone is invited to come along in pretty much any craft they have.
This Matanuska float starts about 100 miles northeast of Anchorage, at either Hicks Creek or Glacier View, and ending behind what used to be King Mountain Lodge. It can be floated in one long day, but is best done in two shorter days. You can take your pick in how you want to do it. I will be camping somewhere short of the takeout, but if you need to get back to town you are welcome to finish the float and drive home that evening.
This is class II+ most of the way, with perhaps a class III at Nova Bend, but there is an easy sneak route on the left, and water will be low so it won't be difficult. Camping is good on a large selection of gravel bars.
There is also an option to do the Lion's Head section above Glacier View for those wanting do do a little white water. Figure on a really rocky class III at this early season water level. Large cats might struggle in some sections due to the low water. But this is only for the optional Lion's Head section. The rest of the river will be low, but have plenty of water to float most anything.
Easiest way to do this is to plan on meeting at the Glacier View put in at around 10AM on Saturday the 5th. Bring your own food & gear, but we could do a pot luck for Saturday night's dinner for those interested.
More details will follow, but save the date, and plan on meeting some of the boaters you all argue with all the time.