Originally Posted by jmcdannel
Every time I see a Boise Army Navy rental boat at the Staircase put in, there will be carnage and I'll spend my time rescuing, then lecturing. Every. Time.
Early season Boise State rentals on the main Payette as well. Seen all 4 rafts in a group follow in line into a big hole and flip with young kids in them this spring. Half without PFDs on, PFDs were in the boat but they "were past the only rapid that could cause them a problem" Luckily I had 3 people on my raft who bailed out, gathered the rafts and got them down to the takeout. A 9 year old girl was stranded on the train tracks alone and unaccounted for over 30 minutes. Pretty scary stuff. I have made a poor decision or two, and ran some worse than questionable gear, but puting yourself in a situation where young kids end up in the water without a PFD is too far.