In 1996 a team flew into Forks Hut and made their way out from there in ‘creek boats’ of the time. They only managed a paddle portage ratio of about 60/40. In 2006 Mark Eames, Allan Ellard, Blair Bowker and Andy O’ Connell flew in with their new Bliss-Stick ‘Scuds’ and paddled almost everything and reported that you start at the old airstrip and paddle a couple hundred metres of flat stuff before it starts dropping away. The class V section is probably one of the steepest + technical sections in the country. Everything is portagable, and there a couple short mandatory portages. The gradient is such that there are no single move lines (3-5 moves in a row was about standard per rapid) this definitely seems one of those runs you want to take the shortest boat you can get your hands on.