Originally Posted by mjpowhound
What is the stretch just before the main stem confluence like (I guess below Empire)? I had to stop there the other day and a hundred feet up through the trees it looked/sounded like fast III/IV? Any beta? Thanks!
Danger & I cleaned & firsted it a few years back, it's V-ish. Cliff is the only other person that I know that has run it more than once. If it's clean, it's fun. I'd say it's good about 50-80 cfs higher than W.fork. (for a minimum I'd say 200-220)
You can run from the bridge in empire to the AUSM playpark, after the confluence, there's a stompin bastard that'll beat on you if you take it for granted that the run is over! I think it ended up bloodying both of us the first run, there's a nasty little seam in there.
Access to the bigger drop in it is easy, it's pretty much straight down from the gravel road, it's an interesting, busy little creek.