Originally Posted by tellutwurp
Guys, it is just Boulder Creek
Uhhhh... bad things can happen anywhere. A person DIED there this week. I think it's pretty inconsiderate to say "...it is just Boulder Creek..." I'm sure his family and friends don't feel that way. Also, a class IV paddler died kayaking II+ this year (according to the account I read)! Some respect???
I don't disagree with your raft guide either. He/she was responsible for your safety. I know a guide that held the head of a young girl with a foot entrapment out of the water. They got to her as fast as they could, but it was too late and she ended up dying because of the initial submersion. It wasn't a crazy streatch of river.
You do what you want, but please don't encourage people to do something that could make the situation worse and possibly deadly. Maybe I'm overboard, but I take safety seriously.
I'm sorry if I'm on a soap box for this issue. I guess uninformed people just piss me off. Enough.