Usually try for a permit on the ever so beautiful Smith River in late April or early May, have elected to draw for warmer months and times. With that that demand comes the chance that you will not be drawn, that was the case again this year.
Although we have had far more trips that look like the photo above, there are no other canyons like this to float. Especially beautiful to float with a coat of snow.
The towering cliff walls are the highlight to days two and three. It simply dwarfs the boat
photo. If you have not floated, get on it.
The "line up".
The morning dusting of snow, just seems to be a common occurrence in April, everywhere.
Put in for a permit next year or simply hire someone to do all the work for you. Either way
you will not be disappointed.