Sweepboating is about fight. You can read the river, but the river is going to try to throw you into a total shit storm. A lot of it is technicality, but in the end it’s fight – who fights the hardest to stay off that wall, who fights the hardest not to T-bone that rock and break the boat, who fights the hardest to hang on to those sweep arms.
There’s nothing in my opinion, no lifestyle more pure. Being able to work your ass off in the middle of the wilderness, in such a beautiful place, it’s how I view what men and women were supposed to do. Y’know, it’s what we’re made for.