Miller, those two know each other, and rumor has it there's beef between them ever since ACC crushed Fremont in the Blackrock Race.
Spencer, nice link, that trip was epic goodness. Banks, Ben (from back east), and I also put on at 6:30pm on Saturday from the bridge, and there was noticeably less water than our top to bottom trip. Low enough to run all of the rapids, but high enough that the big four were stomping. The low flow on the lead-in was brutal on the boats, and time, and we ended up camping a few miles above the Weird Creek confluence. I felt that it was worth it, knowing that it was my best chance to catch good flows this season, but with any less water it would require a lot more hiking.
Still had a great Sunday, and ran all of Big South and Spencer Heights except for Meltdown (not sure why we portaged), Rush (more new wood, and it's scary), and Poudre Falls (not enough tiger blood in our system, ever). I found some good playboating by angling right off Double Trouble, pitoning, flipping, rolling up, dropping switch off drop two, doing some cartwheels and rolls in the pocket eddy on the right, with a thin line of escape that wasn't obvious from the scout. Banks found a sweet side surf at the top of Slideways, that conveniently feeds into a nice river left pocket hole... perfect for aerial back enders. Throw in a few more rolls, pitons, and sketchy would dodging, and it was a pretty typical Big South day.
The shuttle was horrendous... not having a shuttle driver. But we did get to see a sizable brown bear running after some deer. And some moose. And a massive elk herd.
Now if we could just get that gate opened...