Pumpkin seed anything will wear out the smallies. We used tubes.
Always remember, this is not a dammed river. Whatever happens upstream, will come to you in a hurry. This river is so beautiful, but will rise quickly and get dangerous in a hurry. If you do get caught in flooding, always remember, river right. Do not go left.
The elk are NOT friendly and will charge. Even if you are in the water.
Best times to go is going to be during the wet Spring season. This river will get dried up in some areas during Summer.
Explore as much as possible and take lots of pictures. Like the Devils, the scenery is amazing.