Originally Posted by slavetotheflyrod
I hate to say it, but if you're old enough to be collecting social security, you probably shouldn't be rafting in high water conditions. 3 deaths that come to mind in the past 2 weeks, all of them over age 65. I've known some pretty tough old birds, but none that could endure an extended swim in water like this. For that matter I know a few folks half that age that wouldn't fare so well either.
Followed a 67 year old catboater down Slaughterhouse Falls last weekend,
he had just gotten home from a highwater Yampa trip. As soon as he gets back from this week's highwater adventure, I'll let him know he should stay home, on the couch.