The contrast between this incident and the one posted earlier on OBJ is telling. The OBJ group were in a much nastier situation but even after 30 minutes kept their poop inna group and it turned out well. I was very much impressed.
This incident has prompted so much rancor IMO because, lets face it, the commentator is just plain annoying. A pompous gas bag if ever there was one.
That said, I may have may tagged in an embarrassing place on the South Platte at a place called "dead dog dam" cause, you know, a dog may tagged at the base of the damn for the better part of a week..........I was trying out a new cataraft frame and needed some close by water to check things out, which is my excuse for even being on that putrid stretch of water.
After about 2 minutes of getting my ass kicked and being thrown repeatedly back against the face of the dam I discovered, quite by accident, that all I had to do was stand up, cause, you know, the water was about 3 feet deep........
The point is, you can criticize, you can second guess, you can bitch you can pontificate; it's a free country.
Just remember, as good as you are, the next asshole who gets their butt in a sling may be you. I mean, where the river god is involved, we're all really just fodder for his laugh track.
Glad everyone in both situations came out OK, and wish to hell I was on the water right now......