Originally Posted by hojo
You got it all wrong. Andy is worried that this guy is going to beat him to it. I've heard whisperings about snow rafting on avalanches and that Andy is going to be first. He's just trying to put him off his "first descent" as it were. hahahah.
You got me, hojo. I really don't think a playboat will have enough flotation to stay up on the top of the avalanche, but a 14' round boat with 21" tubes, a 4-bay frame and oars? That's the machine you need for avalanche boating!
I've been eyeing that big face on the west side of Loveland Pass thinking about going up there some moonlit night in December after the depth hoar has gotten rotten down to the ground and about 4' to 6' of windslab has developed on top of it. Imagine the glory after lugging my raft up there and pushing off into a cascade of refrigerator and washing machine sized blocks tumbling down the face!
Hey, I ain't skeered o' nothin' but the long slog back out to the switchback above A-Basin! We'll all have our beepers and shovels and avalungs and balloons! Bring it on!