A-1 for four yrs., MWD for one, guiding for a total of 17 and been rafting since 78' (just got out of diapers then but it counts). Not going to get into comparing runs but the Poudre is quite a different type of river than the Upper G.
Track Three Rock, Crystal Wall/Tunnel, and Mish at 4.0 without a paddle stroke from the custy's and I'll be impressed. Sounds like I need to come back up and take some lesson's from the new-schoolers.
I do agree that the guide is totally responsible and "bad crew" is a cop out....not defending....just saying the guide can't do it ALL is some cases.
DAMMIT....I never thought of hot pants......I always wore a speedo under my farmer john wetsuit which I would conveniently remove as we were loading rafts at the take out. Rollin' in the benji's by the end of the week.