The last two I went to it snowed. The river was a shitty green and not everybody who committed to it showed up. I did twice. After a short 800 plus mile drive. But I was spoiled as I stayed in a Motel in town. I like warm rooms, showers and a warm bed to sleep in. As for drinking, well I didn't paint the Ox Bow CG red. I didn't even get drunk. Just got full of booze.