Originally Posted by pinemnky13
We had a dump truck there, if you are in a big group send your best boaters down 1st to be the rescue crew, the other captians should stay and watch the line they take to see the best one. I came out of the eddy stayed right along the wall to the next eddy got down turned the boat into the first wave by the rock that was sticking out and ran it right. It looks like it would take forever but it was a quick go. The boat that dumped never got right enough and hit a lateral and the boat dumped its load. Just get right into the eddy pick you right line and go. We had a kayaker portage andf another group had a passenger who did the same. I think portaging a raft and all the gear with it would be a worse option cause of the ankle snappers there
I second all this info. There is really only 1 safe line at higher flows. Kids or people who don't want to run WS can walk around. The run is a relatively easy sneak, IF you make it into the 'Duck Pond' eddy. To do this stay right along the right bank from the scout then pull DOWNSTREAM RIGHT ferry angle through the laterals into the top of the Duck Pond eddy. Don't fool around thinking you can pull into it further down. (Also, if you try to do any ferry angle other than a downstream angle in high water you are fooling yourself anyway, by the way). So, you catch the eddy and you are basically done. Then just float on down the eddy near shore, punch the hole at the bottom right and miss Maytag hole. People get flipped by missing the eddy, getting out too far in the current and then trying to pull out of it, which I have never really seen anyone do successfully. If you miss the Duck Pond you are pretty screwed, basically. To avoid this, you must be very near the right shore from the moment you push off from the scout and you must get into the Duck Pond as early as you can.