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Old 06-29-2016   #11
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I guess what is confusing to me is why every comment from the owner is so flippant while he is selling a "remote wilderness" experience. It kinda feels like the reporter was rubbed the wrong way and set out to make the owner sound bad.

"I suppose it was really just a matter of being a little offhand about things" - Syd Barrett

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Old 06-29-2016   #12
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Wow... That owner sounds like a real asshat.

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Old 06-29-2016   #13
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Nice comment by the owner, "the guy was going to die anyway".
Wonder if he told that to the family?
This is the same guy who thinks he owns the parking lot at the Slaughterhouse put in.
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Old 06-30-2016   #14
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The trials and tribulations of commercial rafting outfits............. I mean, here's this guy, trying to make his nut while the sun shines and the water flows, and a buncha tourists get themselves in a jam and all of a sudden it's his damn fault, like he's supposed to provide cell phones, and have a rescue plan, and guides who are prepared for tourists jamming themselves up.

And then on top of it all the upstarts on Mountain Buzz have the brass to criticize. Jesus Mary!
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Old 06-30-2016   #15
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well just as long as everyone here can second guess after the fact what should have been done. ......

I remember seeing someone flailing around 'swimming' out of an Ik in fairly calm water, they seemed panicked and nearly having an anxiety attack. ( They were not on our trip) The guide in the boat in front of me, finally just yelled at them to quit flailing and stand up....sheepish grin of relief as they stood up in mid thigh deep water. How they could not feel the bottom in the midst of that I don't know.

I do know sometimes people panic over the stupidest shit. Add in some communication challenges and who really knows what happened.

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