Just got off a 2500 cfs run of Westy.
Skull Rapid - At this level, you can see Razor Rock from above in a raft. Apparently, you cannot see it from a kayak. The move is the same as at higher water. The smoothest line was to pull a little harder left and get LEFT of Razor Rock (the space between RR and Skull was a bit tight). The water is moving much slower and there is plenty of time to do this. We did have two rafts bump RR, but they all made it around the left side. No consequences to the Room at this level. We pulled in there to watch the rest of the group come through. It was nice to see a different perspective.
Couple other notes:
The hole below Surprise, but above Skull 'surprised' a few.
Bowling Alley was a nice little hit.
SITM wasn't bad, just a little steeper on the right, I went a little left. Definitely not the same punch as in the low 4k area. It is different every time.
Last Chance was actually a note worthy rapid. Left was a decent hit, right side still goes.
Agreed about the hype on Skull... you are pulling around a hole, just timing. SITM is a bigger hit.
Tons of snow down there. Seven or eight feet high in places. Still a wall on RR at SITM. Been down there earlier in previous years and have never seen it with that much.
We camped at LLD and the tammies are gone. So much nicer!
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." - Mark Twain