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I'm not sure I would call it a "mistake", not even sure if the original dump was anything other than an unfortunate event. I've swum quite a few rapids over the years, been lucky in the past couple of years but prior to that I generally expected at least one swim on every trip.

Virtually ever rapid I've dumped in I could run again a dozen times without incident, simply failing to miss a hidden rock, a poor choice of a paddle stroke or a brief moment of distraction can lead to a swim. Most of my swims have been in rapids which were not at all the most serious or difficult encountered during a trip, some were in rapids so benign that it may have never occurred to me that it could happen (until it did!).

If there were any "mistakes" it was with how they reacted after the dump, getting out of the water and getting dry in the conditions they had should have taken priority over any sort of gear recovery. Losing gear or a boat would be very bad in their situation but the alternative as it turns out was even worse.

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Such courage, to bully a dead man.

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14 pages? :o

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PostPosted: April 7th, 2019, 6:29 am 
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It is not a matter of a dead horse.
It is rather a matter of a dead man, a fellow paddler to many CCR members, one who has been the target of accusations of incompetence beginning with the SI article of 1955 and continuing to a book published in 2014.
I am but one contributor to this thread; I expect that one person in particular has made more posts than have I.
I shall continue to present the evidence as I know it.
If you don't want to read the evidence, please ignore the thread.

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The opinion of Stewart Coffin.
The Moffatt Expedition stands as the pioneering venture in modern recreational canoe travel through the subarctic tundra of northern Canada. [Appalachia Journal. 15 December, 1996.] Mentioned by Pessl on his page 162 of his book; thanks to him for providing a copy.

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