"Fly away buzzard, fly away crow, way down south where the winds don't blow. Rub your nose and give two winks and save us from this awful jinx."--Barney Fife(r)
Did anyone else feel jinxed on the Dolores this weekend, even without the lack of birds flying due to the winds? My friend's 14.5 ft fully loaded boat, was literally picked up from the river and blown an easy 15ft across the river and slammed against a log. Fortunately no tragedy ensued, although a dog recovery was necessitated... The winds were probably the most epic I have ever experienced on a river trip and I am wondering if anyone has enough experience with running the Slick Rock to Bedrock section of this river to tell me if I should expect this kind of wind each year at this time
? I know that this is spring and desert winds are common, but we did feel somewhat jinxed on our first trip through this incredibly beautiful canyon.