Originally Posted by jalthage
At the gas station in Craig on the way to Gates of Ladore:
"Where's the rest of your boat?"
"This is it..."
"Boy, you're crazy the Yampa is running like twenty thousand miles per hour"
"Y'all are gonna die!"
"I think we'll be ok"
"Nope.. y'all are gonna die"
Not surprised coming from a gas stop in Craig America!
My story: I had just graduated from CU and a buddy took a bunch of our classmates rafting on poudre (Stevens to Poudre Park). As we are at the put-in, this girl we brought, who has the smallest life vest in the world strapped around her bikini'ed body (one of the reasons we probably invited her), and she flat out asks Chad and I if the raft has seat belts! Both of us just dropped our jaws, chucked our beers, and took a hit, because it was going to be interesting run. She turned out to be worthless on the river, but seeing her ghost white face along with the others at take out was priceless and her bikini was nice too.