Originally Posted by CUBuffskier
Upper Rustic is easier and still a good 3+ rating. Just a heads up there are a few bigger drops in lower rustic than upper.
They are separated by a bridge.
Just a note on Upper Rustic. There is no obvious put in or take out for the run. The common raft put-in is a small pull off about MM 85.1+.
A takeout is the portage for the low bridge, involves 75 yard carry.
There are several other 'not obvious" takeouts higher up, but you miss some whitewater and some have private property issues.
The bridge is doable below 4.5 with a cat.