Originally Posted by COUNT
...Not to mention WFCC has been running solid for a while. ...
Just so you all know.... there is a new (green leaves and all) tree all the way across the top of the crux rapid in lower WFCC (West Fork Clear Creek). I'm talking about the LOWER section, which you start in Empire and paddle to the confluence and then down do Dumont. This is the IV+ (V-) section below the class V stuff that lots of people think about when they think WFCC.
The crux is the biggest drop... you can see it near the pullout where the I-70 lane merges with I-40 going up the hill. It is that 8 footer that looks like it could kick someone's ass if they mess it up.
We didn't look upstream of that. We scouted and ran the rest of it below the crux and it was clean (thanks to a day of hard labor this winter).
I doubt anyone would ever run that section without scouting it first because that would result in getting stuffed under a log if you did that enough times, but I give a heads up nonetheless.
It will require a chainsaw and a come-along or some rope work to nibble on the trunk end, pull, nibble, repeat, until it is out of there. It is about 18" thick or so. The first cut has been made to get bottom of the trunk off but it still needs work.