When we unrolled and setup our boats at Shoshone putin on Sunday morning, some passerbys on bikes from below told us about an amazing yardsale they had witnessed on Saturday, including "a whole backpack!!", cooler, etc.. Thought nothing of it, other than of my girlfriend was on an Upper C/little Gore trip for six days and nights. Wondered how that whole show had gone down and not talked to her to hear how it went.
Wouldn't you know it, up on the flat concrete part of the putin landing lapps a little blue pelican case with a camera having pictures of an upperC/littleGore trip. Silent Jay and I were laughing at first and then thinking what a bummer to lose your gear. When looking at the pictures zoomed in my girlfriend was on there riding on a boat as she usually does. The waterwheel.. and all that.
Come home to find out jeff-boy had a yardsale while trying to setup with what my girlfriend deemed a "FANCY" move; She is an experienced rider (who gives me advice too, you know!) sitting in the boat directly behind them. She is able to read water, differentiate moves that work and ones that don't after years of punishment with me and others on the river.
Now, I don't have a problem with you yardsaling your shit. Endangering other people's lives with IDIOT moves like that are not worth it. Everyone else chose to ride down the middle of the two bridges through a NICE OPEN SLOT; Why would anyone do this?
Mister "FANCY pants" needed to get impressive in an area of danger, it was told by multiple sources. No one else chose your route. Your friend and passenger hurt his hand badly. None of you were wearing thermal protection. Thankfully only a bumpy swim. Is it ok to call you a dumbass now?
When asked what you were doing to remedy the situation, your response was to head to town for coffee and an egg mcmuffin. Way to step down after stepping it up a couple notches. What an impression you left with everyone on your trip.
Oh, gear, yeeeah.... about that. I'm keeping the light blue pelican case. WTF. If your busted off camera box made it to Shoshone in 48 hours, you have a slim chance of getting it back. I gave the camera to Peggy; she is trying to get it back to you.
That's enough of a beating and I'm done roasting you now. Glad my girlfriend was not on your boat. Sorry, but you had this browbeating coming. Better luck boating next time.