Originally Posted by grumper13
Good Lord....well, it's IMPRESSIVE, but I have a feeling those boys didn't buy that raft with their own $$. That's probably a business expense that gets replaced as needed (annually?).
The boat is owned by the lodge. They have a couple that they use on that section but they are slid down that trail most days during the season. The bottoms are coated with bed liner to help with abrasion. As mentioned they have a couple of high school students that assist the guide lowering the boat down.
The hike in isn't much fun either pretty much straight down on a foot trial.