Originally Posted by redbeard
just wondering about my buddy whip, either of you two on the trip with him?
A message I got was that he was coming off today I believe. Let some of my info on his cell phone so I hope to hear from him soon.
Quote=and we had 3 rafts flip (first one at Redside Rapid),
Just curious where you ran this. I have run it at 7.7 or so and it seemed like there were sneaks far right and far, far left.
Piophan- yes of course that makes sense. The level I posted was the level at the gauge at the MF Lodge. Of course 65 miles downstream would easily add another 10k. I bet Big Creek was pumping in 3K on its own, not to mention Camas, Loon and a host of smaller tribs.
What gets me at these higher flows is how much sloshing is going on in the lower canyon - I call it the giant in the bath tub effect. Stuff isn't there and then you see this pulse and waves just build right in front of you and then explode......pretty scary stuff. The constrictions in the lower canyon make it even more volatile.