Originally Posted by slamkal
But driving back that route I don't know how they could have hit any deer unless they were being real careless, joyriding, or driving after dusk. Neither of these situations should be allowed for a shuttle company.
So this year we are trying out Blackadar ...
While I think you're idea to use Blackadar is sound, I do have to say there are only about 485 million deer between Boundary and Cache Bar, not to mention the elk. Could be anecdote but it seems like I heard that along that road of a deer landing on top of a car. I have seen rockfall come down right in front of me as well. One engine block sized that I just missed, so your theory on running into a rock could be right.
Originally Posted by FrankC
That van idea sounds like it only saved each person a few bucks. Why would anybody do this when they could have their vehicles sitting at the takeout?
For me it's about coming off the river and knowing I don't have to drive. Not that I want to be shitfaced at the take out but it's nice knowing you don't have
to crawl behind the wheel tired, burnt and possibly slightly inebriated.
Don't tell me no one here has done that. And if you aren't overserved yourself, watched someone drive away from the river and wondered if they were ok to drive. Also all the deer that the shuttle company didn't hit during the daylight shuttle time will be out in force. I have had deer commit suicide on my front bumper twice personally. I know of at least 6 others too.
So it's a safer option, I think.
No one has mentioned the other option which works for a larger group.
These guys have done three trips for us now and it's awesome. They have the back three or four seats taken out of these new buses. We make a little platform back there of drybags and pacos and at least 5 or 6 people can fully stretch out. Lots of other space around the bus. They let us bring a cooler on too.
Stanley, ID Shuttle