Originally Posted by dweiss
on behalf of CO boaters sorry for above idiots post. Good to see paddlers warning others about danger.... I think we lost the village idiot
A) Run off hasn't started yet when it does many of the logs will shift, possibly creating a less obvious hazard down stream.
B) This is a roadside run and easy to scout
C) When in doubt scout
D) Every river I've run in Idaho has logs to deal with. These are wild rivers and logs are part of the experience.
E) Just because boaters 1,2,and 3 are able to run the drop does not mean you have the skill sets. Each boater must be able to evaluate the hazards, their skills, and if they feel good about running that drop on that day at that time. Deciding to put the boat on your shoulder and take a walk is all part of kayaking and running white water. Note all of the above applies to raters too.
F) If you want safe stay on groomed rivers, play parks or golf courses.
Boat smart, be safe, and remember it's ok to portage.