Originally Posted by carvedog
Didn't mean it like that. It's not glory at that point.
I survived an Indian down at about 1.2 and have launched several times in the mid 450s. That you are jazzed to go again speaks to your rowing skill and the great attitude it takes to pull this one off.
Lol! I think it is kind of glorious. I have been looking at some pics from the trip and I'm still saying, "We got an oar rig down that!"
I was with a crew of Chattooga River vets. They felt right at home creekin. They were also in a 10' paddle raft and greased the whole thing with the exception of a small stick in the entrance of Rubber Rapid. We got about as cold as you can get without being a medical emergency on day two (9/5). The small pools of hot springs at Lake Creek were life savers. The fact that I saw four dudes cruise past me while I was struggling to unstick myself in Sulfur and that was it the whole trip was mind blowing. I have never had the MFS to myself before. What a gift! That alone will be a reason I return late in the season regardless of the water level. I got hung up on the fang rock left channel at Pistol. Put a small hole in my floor which we patched at Sunflower that afternoon. Adversity can really bring out the best in some people. I'll never shy away from an opportunity to go down this river from the top.
That said, I bet the shallows below Indian at 1.2 were terrible! Was there even any water to slide down in Jump Off??? Haha