I'm considering a silver trip to the Tsiu and am wondering if anyone has ever done this on their own? I'm aware there are lodges on the river but would like to cut costs and do it myself. From the photos I've seen of the lower river it looks like it is moonscape and may be fairly tough to find a place to camp out of the wind? I'm also aware that there are lots of bears in the area and I would likely bring along an electric fence for camp. If you would like to email me directly I can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org I look forward to hearing your comments!