Smells like low tide.
Take my word for it that back in the late 1960's, "weed free hay" was neither good nor mandatory. And the dude was trying to sell it for $10 a bag. All it was good for was making rope.
Middle Fork Guard Station at Shafer Meadows. I have flown into Shafer and rafted to the confluence. One of my wildest rafting trips. It is a hairy run. I thought I sunk us a few times. No guide, we went blind.
Yep, that's sounds like what we did.Middle Fork Guard Station at Shafer Meadows. I have flown into Shafer and rafted to the confluence. One of my wildest rafting trips. It is a hairy run. I thought I sunk us a few times. No guide, we went blind.
I think that airstrip is an exception to the general rule prohibiting motorized vehicles and aircraft from designated wilderness areas. SF Flathead (Bob Marshall Wilderness) has allowed aircraft for emergency evacuations, like during the forest fires three years ago, but even construction projects like the bridge rebuild near Bear Creek, everything was brought in by mule pack train, when it would have been so much easier, and possibly cheaper to allow the contractor to fly materials in by helicopter.
Did he hit you in the face with a cast?This reminds me of a experience I had in July 2002 while fishing the Gros Ventre river near Kelly, Wyoming. While dry fly fishing, a very nice run, a Sikorsky UH60 Black Hawk military helicopter approach from downstream and hovered over my position long enough and low enough to make me feel uncomfortable and then moved along. About 5 minutes later a second UH60 helicopter again approached from downstream, but this one continued upstream about a half of a mile and landed.
The following day I was at a BBQ at a friends house in Jackson Hole and I mentioned my experience and was told that was Vice President Dick Cheney out to fish the evening hatch and that this, was quite common when he was in town. I was told that the first UH60 was for security and scouting purposes.