"Was the undercut u mentioned just below the video clip actually in the clip? Before reading that part of the write up (where the safety guy changed the fate of the guys getting tracker beamed), I was thinking how quickly that guy dropped down and helped the boater out. Quick moves."
Yea that was the undercut, you can see the water moving very freeley under the wall and where it goes is scary and dark.
"It sounds like you decided to boat the RF although u weren't feeling totally comfortable with the crew that ended up together for that day. Did I misinterpret that?"
No, you got it right, I definitely did not feel 100% on my crew, I did paddle because I knew a couple of strong facts. The run is a mile long. There is a road that is not easily accessible but is always on the left along the run. Brad is a tuff bastard and would have drug us all out of the valley if he had to. Most importantly I have never felt 100% in my crew, have doubts, even the best boaters stub there toes, and when you are paddling hard and harder sections a tiny misshape can turn disastrous.
"I think that would be a tough, but important call.
Anyone ever had that little voice that said, "walk away," but didn't and had the shit go down?"
I have undergone 3 major surgeries, vistied the hospital and handful more times, and have participated in 100s of rescues. If there isn't a voice in the back of your head, your probably not having any fun. Listen to that voice especially when he tells you that it's going to be soo much fun!