Wow, thanks again for the kind words everyone! I feel like i was awarded a MB award or something... Retrieved my boat this afternoon, storm rolled in while i was looking for it and got soaked AND hailed on - haha, that sounds about right for this swim. Boat is in great condition and thank you and props to Smauk2 and his buddy Chris for putting it on the riverbank for me. Although, how the hell am i supposed to convince my wife that I need to buy a LL Stomper now???
Got back in my old Pyranha last evening and buried some whitewater demons on the Roaring Fork to let myself know I can still make it down the river AND return home with all my shit! Like I said, the purpose of this thread is to help people learn, and hopefully some will get something out of this, God knows I did! I'm definitely going to hit that section again before the summer is over, but I think I'll wait til the water drops a bit and go with some folks that have been in there before. Cheers everyone, enjoy your 4th of July weekend!