I was on a Westwater trip spring before last with a group of old timer canyon country boaters, about half of them had guided Cat and/or the Grand back in the day. By my estmate, among a dozen of us around the fire, there were about two and a half centuries of Western river rafting experience - I was the junior boater by far. The topic got around to Cat at high water and different guys told some of their stories - you could tell they all knew the stretch of river intimately. After awhile the consensus was pretty clear: "been there, done that, don't need to do it again."
Nothing in the world is more yielding and gentle than water. Yet it has no equal for conquering the resistant and tough. The flexible can overcome the unbending; the soft can overcome the hard. - Lao Tse