First off YRD... You are always f'n HEEE LARIOUS. Needed a laugh just then and I got one. Classic. I am telling you I would have bet my house that the driver was not just dead but no more then a full on blood stain. The truck was demolished. Whatever though.. that is his problem, ours is the river.
JMack. I can't really answer that. There was a level of lumber in the river that had us thinking we should just drive home... there were comments of "HOLY SHIT" by all of us. It was more stacked just below the put in. And way more above it. That being said, none of it had meandered as close as the first drop in 4 falls yet. There are two natural (big) strainers that are going to naturally catch a lot of this above 4 falls now.
My guess is that there is at least a third of a flat bed 18 wheeler load in the river from above the put in... down. WTF does that mean Craw? Well, I can't describe it better than that. My hope is that some Bailey mutant that really wants a new torture dungeon/weed shack took a raft down to the "dream house" and got what they needed...
The run from 4 falls down did not have one piece of lumber in it as of 7pm last night.
It's really going to be one of those things that we as paddlers are going to have to be aware of for quite a while. As flows come up and down, this wood is going to shift around. If paddlers over the weekend are going to get it out of the river, I would suggest getting it out HIGH AND DRY for flows that could exceed 1500cfs...
I can get in there on Sunday and am planning to spend a good bit of time helping to toss that shit high on the banks.
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body. But rather...To skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming... WOW !!!! What a ride!!!!!!"