Preplanning and scouting is always a must to make a trip enjoyable and successful.
Google Map: "Days 1, 2 and 3 are all planned out along with alternatives camping spots."
Printed Map: "A custom map detailing all the potential camping islands and emergency takeout points."
Scouting the River: "Scouting potential take in/out point will aid in spotting them from the river if they are needed in an emergency. If you can, also mark them on your GPS."
Red Before Entering: "Inform and educate yourself as much as possible before the trip. Know what you can and should do on public lands."
River: "Then all the planning has been completed, you know you can sit back and enjoy the scenery. Happy Trails!"