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Old 04-13-2012   #1
 
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Lake Fork of Gunny -- wood alert

We happened to do the Lake fork at super low flows yesterday. It had four technical drops (class IV) and was low water fun.

Heads up about wood in the last drop at the take out, though.

The last drop has wood above the drop that should alert you to scout, but is easily passable and tempting . However, definitely do not run it without scouting the bottom of the drop. There is a horizontal tree under the water with pungie sticks in the bottom and must be avoided. The tree is likely to stay there all season unless effort is taken from the far side of the river to either try and winch or cut it out. The drop can still be run at these low levels, but must be scouted and make a precise move. Note that the river left to center will be no bueno this season if that tree remains in the lower hole, though.
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red bridge down?
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Lake Fork Canyon

Is the last drop you speak of Rattlesnake? I know it's had wood issues for a few years, does it appear to be new?

Thanks for the update Ken.
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red bridge down?
Yes, at the end ... the take out. As the river is rising now, the strainer may soon be submerged, but will remain a hazard if anyone were upside down or swimming the drop.
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Rattlesnake is the 2nd of the big drops you come to. Last Chance is the drop at the very bottom alongside the takeout parking lot, with the huge boulder.

Going down that way this weekend, will post a TR with pics.
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Hey Yeti what is past Last Chance? I know the res is a pain to deal with [ or is it ? ],just curious if there is anything further along worth running and carrying back . The run is pretty short. Ever do Cebolla?
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