Meant to say: ... then you have a slim chance of getting your gear (it), because it is so far downriver already.
You were scolded by other boaters at raftcamp the night before
for having pulled the same maneouver, where no second bridge was and thus no consequence.
Your camera is en route to you via Peggy; bless her. The case has been labelled Karma, imbued with a newer and much more improved peace of kindness, meant for the safety bounty of future finders. It has been labeled with your name, phone number and email, and will be returned to the exact location where it was found. Karma will be under way at noon tomorrow, when we put in up there again to ride the fun show. 16ft sb, right into the hole is the goal.. who's all going?
The reason I have an 18fter now is because my good buddy (and 12 year CO guide) wrapped her around tombstone on shoshone at high water, frame busted through the tubes, severing one tube all around and blowing baffles -> boat shredded. It can happen to anyone. Let me know when you get your boat off the pillar so I can help you repair it and put it back on the water. Extra urethane will go miles here. Restoration cost soup-to-nuts for the 'free' river hog was ~250.
Having made many mistakes, I too, appreciate new ones and ones that need repeating.
See you all on the river and may karma keep us all in check.