Once 700 + on boulder creek and once following a monsoon event on clear creek. I am not one to bash or pick fights with the establishment. I have never had to be rescued nor had anyone other than my boating partners help me. I think that is the standard. If you get in their way right now, it's your bad and you'll probably explain it to a judge, and be fined accordingly. If you boat and take care of yourself, I chafe at the precedent.
Should the forest service cut off access to the back country in times of high avalanche danger? If they did, I would loose alot of ski days. Route selection and staying within ones self are part of the game.