Originally Posted by LSB
I was boating in 92 (in Durango) almost every day. Although those days were pretty much a blur i"m reasonably sure we used numbers to describe rapids.
Ironically, I was there with you (same time and place). Yes...the rating system was in place then (it's been around for a while). My frustration lies in the fact that people get so worked up over numbers. I can understand if you are a beginning boater and you don't want to get in above your head. After that, you either get stuck in being a guidebook boater or you learn to read water.
I just felt that there was alot of blah, blah, class 4, blah...and blah, blah, no it's a 5 blah...