i did the dabney to L&C in low water as my first ever time on the sticks in moving water putting in one place and taking out another (did the meathole on the lewis first but never lost sight of the ramp). here's the story. the schutes are really narrow. you'll be really close to the bank and brush and overhanging branches in more than one place. some places, you'll have to get out and drag the boat (or maybe it was just my novice water reading skills). you'll row a lot of frog water. the biggest problem for me was having to row forward to get into the moving water and then slow myself when i actually hit the slot. more than once i dug the sticks in and got pulled clean off the seat. i wouldn't do it in an aluminum boat at these levels.
Mid 8 foot levels are you kidding me???
No problem, might have to walk the boat in several spots but I've done it in the aluminum in the mid 7 fts.
The run below the boat ramp can get bumpy, Burns Hole down you gotta be carefull due to trees on the right bank but other than that it is a breeze.
Go get em' !!!