Bash for cash, flips for tips: Tricks of the boatman’s trade

Article by Richard Proboscis

Recreation – July 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine

Most rafting guides would hate to have a crew like this one. Six men who weighed over 250 pounds each and had never been rafting were slowly and gracelessly getting into an inflatable boat that sat on the dry river bank. One man laughed that he had not worn shorts in front of other men in over ten years. A dozen professional raft guides were watching to see which among them would be assigned the brutal job of guiding this heavy raft.

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