So, with the average peak snow pack dates soon to arrive for most drainages, recent snow storms causing snow/water equivelents approaching graphical vertical lift off, relatively cool and overcast spring weather, what is it going to be like on the rivers this spring?
I've had some friends tell me about swimming Barrels and paddling Shoshone when it was over the bike paths in 95'/97' ish with typical "big water talk" of hearing the boulders shifting in the river bed. Also heard some killer Big Sur stories.
I would like to here some old school boaters thoughts on what we are in for this season (even on the lame class III's I paddle). I am old by boating standards, just have'nt paddled long enough to be old school. Finally getting a handle on things and it looks like this season might call for an immediate audible to class IV paddling.
So, please do tell me what I am in for, try and scare me off the river if you will, but for damn sure "bring on the ****ing water"
(just hope someones there to drag my ass out of the water)!