Alex, I'm sorry you put Hobie in a situation where he was forced to take this action. I'm impressed with your response, and would urge Hobie to give thought to the fact that a young guy stepped up and did what was right, even if it was not until latter. You are defined by your peers in situations like this, and I don't believe you are the person this situation has made you out to be.
Hobie, I respect your decision and am sorry a representative of your organization forced you to have to act in this fashion.
Elwood, I believe I met you one day when you first moved to Colorado and were in Crested Butte? I met you on Cotton Wood Creek at the take out. Tall skinny dude with a beard and a red creeker?
You did what you thought was right. I hope no one calls me out on line for my blunders. I bet you had no concept of what you were starting.
Connor, I feel sorrier for you than anyone in this unfortunate circumstance. From this time forward, you have defined yourself. Really unfortunate that you will always be known as the tool you have put yourself out as today. This has nothing to do with the location you live in or the lifestyle you have chosen. You have made yourself appear ignorant and spoiled. Good luck in the future with sponsors, friends and even strangers wanting to be seen with you. Many of us have made stupid intoxicated decissions. We are remarkably forgiving to the apologetic.