Mike, constructive criticism is your friend. I suggested Cross and while I have not paddled with Luke, if he is indeed up for III+/IV-, then it may be a good run for him. It is a completely different run under 1000 than the high water pushy IV-V CrossMtn most people know. It's 1300 now and will likely continue to drop (it seems to have a history of dropping out incredibly fast once it starts). Luke, if you're comfortable rolling, catching eddies, and running class III boulder-garden style drops and can maneuver your boat decently, I would say it would be a good choice if you have someone to paddle it with you.
"The world would be a better place if everyone kayaked."-Brad Ludden (Valhalla)
"You only get one chance to run a drop blind."-DD