yep killer dams
I ran Placerville to Moab two weeks ago. The two low head dams above Naturita are very ugly, killers, at 1200 cfs. And worse, they are completely unmarked with no clear portage spot, and the second does not have a good pool above it. We barely made eddy left, if grabbing willows counts as an eddy. At lower levels they may more manageable, I don't know. And the "pallets" fences are super ugly too, and located on pretty blind corners. The top half of this run is sweet enough, but I would recommend putting in at Naturita unless you are ready for class V risk on class II. Take some time to complain in Naturita, perhaps peer pressure can make the property owners take some responsibility before someone gets killed.