Ive been on the sag in that area... hunting 3 times. Beautiful weather. Ive only floated the atigun twice- both time 4th of July weekend. I was looking for bou but mostly for the whitewater. The third time we hiked in up higher. It was amazing. Like you I try reiterate the danger of the river every chance I get exactly for your reasons. I swamped the boat 3 times last fall... dang hidden boulders. It cost me a tender young bull too. Made me mad like you wouldnt believe. Nothing to fool around with. I will be back up there August 23 and have till the 31st to make something happen. We may see each other. What are you floatin in? You werent in there the 14th of august last year were you?