Spencer - good point! although all ten boaters up here are set with boats for this year.
as far as the hat goes, i haven't succumbed to ten-gallon temptation yet. and getting me in a pair of wranglers is about as long-shot as it gets, so don't even go there. i have found however that a good belt buckle can go a long way.
p.s. wyoming is seriously holding the goods. only reasons i've been boating in CO at all this summer are, (1), first descent in CO, & (2), wyo hadn't started to run off yet.
maybe i'll see you down there soon ...