Good point. I like stirring up conflict on threads, so I'll take the responses as a compliment. As far as running Gore solo in the morning, I'll pass and give anybody running the meat line through gore and tunnel solo a nod of admiration the same way I give solo climbers that nod, though it is not for me, and I think they are a little crazy. I don't think I am snooty, I just divide my year up into seasons, and despite the urging of many of my boating friends, I hang up the paddle after Fibark, though I might run Gore once or go socialy boating once. I was considering this event, not cause of the money, and might still do it, though I doubt they want my help, cause I'm not down with running the meat line solo. It would not be for the money, it would be for the social experience. But honestly, safety boating is pretty boring, with the chance of some extreme excitment no one wants. I wasn't trying to be snooty or call people names, I was just bored trying to get this thread going, and nothing does that better than some good old conflict. On a postive note, all this conflict keeps the thread on top, and I hope they get lots of people to do it.
I do know what you mean about the snooty climbing crowd. I struggle with those types, but it is unfair to call the whole climbing community snooty. There are snooty boaters too, but I will give it to you that there seem to be more snooty climbers then snooty boaters. But with anything, the intermediates tend to satisfy that statement, the experts seem to get over themselves and see the core of why we do what we do...Endorphins!!! By the way, I don't know how to spell