Posted by: ppine on Oct-11-12 2:58 PM (EST)
For a long trip it is an advantage to have some people around, more cultural interaction, safety, company,etc. I didn't say it was bad, just less wilderness character than many other rivers. I have always read about the Natives fishing on shore, and that often they will wave you in for a cup of tea. That would be a nice break especially on a rainy day to step into a wall tent with the stove going and talk with a family of local people making a subsistence living by fishing.
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