Did that same float in an 8' pontoon boat last year. At one point the boat was pointed nearly vertical and I shipped water down the back of my chest waders.Floated from Newhalem to Marblemount in a 14' wood drift boat.
Circa 1970s in summer. Came through the biggest rapids in that stretch with my 260 lb. Buddy in the bow. 5' waves at least. He took green water over his head
and I fell backwards off the rope rowing
seat. At least a foot of water in the boat
sloshing side to side almost tipping us over.
Scared shitless. Never again
Attached is a picture of a canoe in the same rapids I took from the bank on a different road trip up Hwy 20. View attachment 299043