Just to chime in, I'm thinking about doing the Manistee river loop with the return section on my UPS-inbound packraft. I'd aim to do the Manistee river trail section between say 10am-4pm.
I'll sport my neon-green Houdini in all cases, but maybe should go with an orange reflective vest? Will it irritate the hunters if I wear a bear bell for good measure? Maybe just strum the acoustic guitar while I go :) The packraft is blue, and I'll wear the houdini on top of my other gear, hopefully they don't hunt seal?
Got off the phone with the Baldwin ranger office and she chuckled "wear orange", when I asked her if she'd go she replied "probably not" followed by laughter...
I'm really itching to try out this packraft on a "real" trip, but would also like to make it to see my 30th birthday!
Stephen - Looking forward to trying those RAB pants!!!