Originally Posted by ttr230
Has anyone run the Upper C recently? How is it looking? Is it slammed with people? I know several weekends ago there was carnage there with dogs drowning...haven't heard anything since then. Just looking for recent info.
Ran Pumphouse to Rancho yesterday in our 14'. Flow was at 9500. the water is very pushy at this flow. If you have run the river in the past, the top from PH to Radium is pretty standard, just stay right at the Needle, as two very big holes have formed river left.
We scouted Yarmony before running and it is really, really, burly right now. The first hole is nearly river wide. We ran far left and then came back hard to center and made it through fine. This rapid is NOT a passive Class II as it usually is, but rather a Class IV to be taken very seriously at this flow. Right now the hole is bigger than anything I saw on my last Westwater Trip. If you make the move, you're good, but if you miss and get sucked into the hole, a flip should be expected, and very, very bad things could happen especially considering the swim near the magnetic rock wall directly after...Anyway it is well worth the stop & scout as the photos from 7500 cfs really don't do it justice.
Good luck, and be safe out there!