Corrected entry: If you consider how fast the river is and how high and impassable the rocks on both sides of the river are, it is obvious that it was absolutely impossible for Tom to overtake the raft and arrive at the gauntlet well in time to set up the sophisicated trap with which he finally flips over the raft.
Corrected entry: After the encounter with Gail's old Buddy, Ranger Johnny, Johnny paddles off without noticing the situation Gail and her family is in. Terry starts yelling and beating up Tom for drawing a SOS sign in the sand when Johnny still is not even around the next bend and still well within hearing distance. (00:58:20)
Corrected entry: If no one is allowed past Bridal Creek and down the Gauntlet then where did the burnt wood come from that Tom used to draw the hand signals on the wood.