Not a commercial trip.
We contacted Pitkin county sheriff, who put us in contact with Carbondale Fire. They said that they had a swiftwater team, but won't put people in the water without someone being in imminent danger. The folks I talked with were't boaters.
We put a sign on river left at the eddy above the rapid.
I'm really not sure how to get it out at these flows. A livebait swimmer would just be flushed.
I've seen those rope reteival gadgets, but I'm doubtful that they would work, as the rope is short and the end is free. I assume the end would just slip out? Anybody know?
It's close enough to the left bank that a really long pole w/ a hook might grab it.
Any arborists or anyone w/ a long pool hook in Carbondale?