Hi, Planing a trip to Paria river, probably in late March as a few spots still open. I was hoping to enter at Wire Pass and end at Lee's Ferry. I'm an experienced hiker but it seems Buckskin conditions can be miserable and won't likely know until near trip date. Also, solo and one car so I would need a shuttle. Paria Outpost and Outfitters told me that they can do that shuttle but it's a 2 hour drive and it was not really clear if it's just me and what time they can start etc. (corresponded by e-mail). If the start in Buckskin is too late I may not make it to the confluence by dark. Could camp at the Wire pass trailhead first night but means more water etc. Over many decades of backpacking etc. I have learned that a first time unguided trip with lots of logistics is probably best considered a test trip to sort of figure things out and thus better to reduce the expectations. Bearing this in mind perhaps it's best to simply start from Whitehouse and return to Whitehouse avoiding shuttle this time and explore down Buckskin a bit and down the Paria. I have a permit for the Grand Canyon north rim April 1 so that is my motivation for adding the Paria to my trip. I have all of the books and maps on the area. Thanks for any advice.