Good story Joe. I think both a very similar but at the same time quite different. Linville is a unique place though... very consistent class V rapids with some bigger ones scattered throughout. It was exceptionally good with Toby leading us down on verbal directions alone. Much props to that guy.
Can't wait to get back in there and see the full section.
2500 feet in 1.5 miles would put a fork in me. Took me 1:40 to get out of linville with my 60 lb boat.