Hmmm, perhaps a long shot.... I'm going to be in Durango through Monday for an interview and hopefully moving to the area. Is anyone down there interested in showing an out-of-towner how great the paddling is if this rain brings things up a bit? I'm more than happy to rally class IV/V, so Upper Animas, Vallecito, and Lime are all on my radar. Monday is best for me. Send me a PM if you want to meet up!
P.S. I'm also stupidly dependent in the way of gear and transportation. So what's in it for you? not much. Chips and salsa at the take-out and a great contact if you ever come to Idaho for the S. Salmon or North Fork. Sorry.