Boy, Montana must have changed alot since I grew up there. We were taught be respectful of one another, then use a sense of humor when appropriate. Maybe you are a transplant generation or maybe you two know each other (I hope for Montanan's sake).
I haven't paddled in that area, but here is a link, if you scrowl down there is some video footage of the swan
Bigfork "locals" must be too cool these days...smoke another! As I remember the mess of whitewater on the wild mile, hold on and it will be over pretty quick! There is also a good surf wave river right at the bottom.
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