Cross @ 20K
I did a Westwater trip about 8-10 years ago with some of the older guard of WW around here. Now before anyone alleges that that's the ol' pot calling the kettle black, recall I was young once. Anyhow, they were celebrating a buddies 50th and they invited myself, my wife, and another friend along to cook up (as I recall it) some of the best damn meals ever eaten on a river, ever. On the night of the birthday bash, between moonlit Little D rides, they busted out an old tape recording that commemorated this individuals life accomplishments. On that tape was an ABC wide world of sports audio recording about a failed attempts by a European kayaker to drop into Cross Mtn at 20K. Something about an epic fail. What I recall vividly, was how they told the story of how the birthday boy had then dropped into Cross the next day, at slightly higher flows, and made Euro boy look bad by styling that thing.
I'm pretty sure he's still living in Boulder along with the others from that WW trip. Great crew and many of us use a silly little piece of electronic equipment in the winter months that they designed and manufacture. One of the mot memorable river trips of my life with those guys.
But I digress....who's dropping into Cross at 20K? Not me, I'll be on the deck sipping a cold one in my rocking chair.