Originally Posted by raftus
Great panoramic picture of the route. Looking at that picture it seems like you had a bit more water than we did, and it also looks easier than my minds recollection. I was worried about hitting the slightly underwater gravel bar downstream of strainer #1 and failing to make my ferry to set up the move between strainers #3 and #4. The picture of you running it on your second trip of the season (I am jealous of your 3 trips) looks like you are nailing the line and that my fears were probably unfounded.
Had any of the wood shifted by the time of your October run?
Sorry raftus your reply didn't show up for me until I was banging around today. Water was dropping some when we were there so I am not surprised it was a little lower.
The wood in the rapid hadn't really moved much, seemed like the flow moved some stuff around the picket fence of lodgepoles just below the entrance drop. Pretty visually intimidating stuff but actually pretty easy. There were about 100 trees in the river from powerhouse ( which burned ) to Pistol, just phenomenal amount of wood down.
Not that I can extend invites at this point, but whatcha doin June 19th? Do you know Dave Frank? He came up a couple of years ago and we had a blast