Originally Posted by Andy H.
Yeah, because what better way to show the general public that rafters are regular folks like the rest of society? When it comes to fighting the next battle over riparian trespass, river access, or just deserving a bit of respect by the general public, I'm sure the memory of a rafter's sphincter will really help the cause. Maybe some skanky guy puking off the front of the boat would complete the picture...
You've got some good eyes and are focusing on the wrong places to see a sphincter from a moving train. Try not using your binoculars.
We were on the train a few years ago in December and I remember thinking it'd be funny to get mooned, people around us thought it was funny when we crossed Trough Road just downriver of Rancho and we knew the people waiting at the crossing. On a side note, I was told in a book Hillary Clinton referenced being mooned on her train ride through. Don't remember if she liked it it may help the next riparian battle.
Its a 30 year plus tradition if you don't have a sense of humor look away. If you give a shit what the general public think about you lighten up. At the gas station after their train ride..."Daddy those people are towing a raft are they gonna moon us?" "Look away sweetheart, look away". "They'll never get my vote more dams!"
If the general public is going to vote on water issues I hope it is a little more informed than some hag complaining they got mooned. On the other hand they might think its funny.