Super stylish route (with a massive shuttle) by the east coasters. It is great news that multiple permitted packraft trips, with unconventional entry and exit points, have been completed. Hopefully it will open the door to even more, and more hopefully, to a blending of the backcountry and river permitting process that would be less cumbersome and expensive. Doing the Deer Creek-Kanab Creek loop floating the river should, for instance, not require a $200 river permit.
Might be time to write a letter.