-- Last Updated: Mar-01-12 8:25 PM EST --
The best paddler on the river was the only one besides me with a PFD on! Reminds me of the "Tourists" Chuck, Gwen, Margaret, and I "Rescued" last year. Never forget that kid crying out "Don't let me drown, don't let me drown!" Swimming's easy enough in a "Controlled" situation; capsizes are never a well "Controlled" situation. A few years ago on the Black, I paddled past some "Tourists" that looked at us with disdain and said "I guess THEY can't SWIM!" I couldn't hold it in, I said "If you spend enough time on the river, you learn that "Sh!+ happens!"
Then, I left the a$$holes behind!
As for the original question of Vic's, I've been to the North Fork in August with Margaret, with Rob, with Boyscout, and with Wally. All four times there was enough water to paddle from Hebron Bridge down. Look at this guy, he and his "Better half" sure makes it look purty, huh?