DAMN! The was the canyon run correct,Big and Little Falls at higher water? That was nutty as hell!I'm no motorhead, but can appreciate skill when I see it. check this out, it was on the SF Payette. It generated LOTs of discussion on the Idaho whitewater group, as I'm sure you can imagine after you see it.
I tend to assume most folks are douchebags until proven otherwise. Besides that, I can easily see how a couple of Jet boats could easily ruin a nice, peaceful day on the river. Just imagine if they allowed these things on the 'Rado.Why is it that because these guys don't recreate the same way "you" do, they automatically become douchbags? Live and let live. I see the pollution problem, but come on. That third video defiantly had balls and skill. Credit where credit is due.
You are pretty intolerant of others. And willing to shoot them also! Its too bad hearing them for a few minutes would ruin your whole day. When I saw jet boats on the main Salmon I thought they were pretty cool. It was not like a steady stream of boaters, like rafts on Brown's canyon. There are only a handful of rivers where they are allowed and thats still too many for some self righteous paddlers.I tend to assume most folks are douchebags until proven otherwise. Besides that, I can easily see how a couple of Jet boats could easily ruin a nice, peaceful day on the river. Just imagine if they allowed these things on the 'Rado.
I see a lot of stereotyping here. Why not judge each guy in a boat for his own merit. If he's an ass so be it. you were right, but why not look for the best in people. You may not like them but if they are not breaking any laws, and if they are not rude, then deal with it. And not with your Para ordnance. I have a p14 also and I would not ever think of pulling it because of a rude boater. And no motor threat justifies firearm usage. Avoid it.Intolerant, yes. Willing to shoot, not so much. Ready to if needed, absolutely. I've got a bit more experience with these nimrods on the rivers in AK, and my dislike for them has nothing to do with the temporary noise. It's got everything to do with their total lack of courtesy on the river. The nimrods I've had the pleasure to cross paths with seem to enjoy watching their wake break over rafts and canoes. Some even use the other boats as their own personal slalom course. Besides that, just about every one I've met seems to lack any respect for nature. They're banned from most rivers in the lower 48 for good reason.
The canyon section? I thought I had heard it was staircase. It didn't look like the photos I've seen of Big Falls , but I've not been down either, they were "off" when we went down for the catboating rendezvous this past labor day. So I really don't know.DAMN! The was the canyon run correct,Big and Little Falls at higher water? That was nutty as hell!