BIG heads up on Bailey... It's gonna be a dangerous run for some time...
Well, unfortunately an 18 wheeler lost it's brakes last night coming down the last steep ass hill into Bailey, crashed through telephone poles (turned um into spliters) and blasted through on coming traffic and all the way into the river. I am VERY sure the guy did not make it from the look of the truck, that is unfortunate for him, but what is going to affect us for sometime is the entire 18 wheeler flat bed full of fresh cut lumber that is now all over the river. I don't mean just a bunch, I mean enough to build a whole f'n house. There were 2x8's, 2x4's, 6x8 plywood sheets... what a f'n mess.
We put on just after this happened and at first we wanted to pick it out of there, but with a 6:30 put on time, and after realiziing the magnitude of this amount of wood, there was no way. This stuff is going to be getting picked out for I don't know how long. For us, it was littered all the way to roughly just before 4 falls proper. But, I am 100% sure that it's past that by now. It was floating by us as we were in the river on the way in... Really lame.
To add... the logs that are mentioned in other posts are no joke. Light was fading for us, and if that throw rope was not graciously left for all to see something peculiar... it could have been a very bad scene. That first one is f'n terrible. with a wave hole created just before it, there would be no way to see it till it was too late. The second log that I am not sure is mentioned also is rather bad at the 300 level. I think that second ones been there since last year, but keep your eyes out at this level. Not sure if you can swim under either.
The run for us was OK for us, as the fore-mentioned wood hadn't gotten into the meat yet, but I feel sure that by now it's got a good chance of being all over the place now. Especially if they bump up flows.
Good news is that at this time, it's nice fresh cut ass white wood and easy to see against that natural back drop.
Keep you eyes peeled.
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