Originally Posted by glenn
Never heard about the poudre race having these issues.
That's just because nobody times the race.
There's a beauty in tossing a rock in the air, and saying go.
Timing at a race is a often thankless volunteer job that takes way more organization and patience than most kayakers exhibit.
The best race safety will always be a team race, as a boat in the water is usually more helpful than a throw rope. Agreed that racing Gore is kind of like running it solo.
Historically, I can recall a few Gore races where spectators weren't allowed into the canyon, and after each event it was concluded that it was a bad idea. Yet, the idea comes back every few years. Thus, seems like this is a BLM issue and not a race organizer issue.