if you put in @ clear creek,(ithink it's clear creek at least) you miss the dam and still get some goods, then there is a calm stretch and when you see a big overhanging anvil shaped rock on river right, that is where you portage/ scout pine creek on the left. you can also tell by the impending sense of doom that you get in the pit of your stomach
(if you're not a class V boater). nice walk, you're able to breathe the whole time, not scary at all. but if you put in below the hole, or even ways below, be heads up cuz it's still continuous for a ways.