Saw your post about raft instruction. I might be able to help you out, but I'm tied up until August 10th. I ran boats professionally for 20 years, all kinds of water levels & crafts. If the timing is wrong, there are about 60 raft companies in the area. They do their official training/whitewater schools in the Spring, but there's plenty of "old" (experienced ) boatmen in the area, that would probably be happy to teach you for the right price. Do you have whitewater kayak experience, or is your kayak experience flat/ocean? Because if you already know how to "read water," you're 90% there. Why don't you give me a call in the next few days, so I can find out what your exact needs are; then if I am not available during the time you need, I may be able to hook you up with someone who can help you out. I know a few excellent boatmen in Salida.
Karen 303 642-0823