Ah, the good ole days... when running the big south meant something other than a cracked boat and a sore back.
Lots of the "ole" big south crew have moved out of state, dropped out, or have new hobbies, like work, kids, pokemon.
The new crew is coming in... but just not as fast as the old crew got the hell out of dodge. Apparently there are places in the US where the paddling is year round!
But back to the more important topic... shit has really gone to hell in a handbasket since Bank left his position of "year round gore master" unmanned. The loss to the community is devastating. I actually have to work to find paddling partners for gore nowadays.
Fear not though... last run on blackrock I did this season, there was a pile of whippersnappers with boofs that were a fresh as a new spring flower (aka weak). Those lads will be getting crushed on the big south in no time. As long as those kids can help you with your walker on the hike in on corral creek trail, you could be running the big south for another 40 years.