Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-06-2011   #1
Fort Collins, Colorado
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 213
Scary Strainer in S. Fork Payette

There is a partially submerged log in the Staircase rapid (the one next to the big chopped up pull-out) of the Staircase section on the South Fork of the Payette. The log is on the river right side about 1/2 way down the entire rapid (close to the lower end of the pull-out just above the two ledge holes river center and right). It is visibile on shore but when scouting I was unsure how far out it extended as it went underwater, possibly up to 1/2 way across the river. At the flows I was looking at it went right across the line I was going to run.

Be sure to take a close look as I did not see it until I was almost done scouting. Also there is a log on the river left side of Salom rapid, but the main line is uneffected.

Just a heads up to keep safe out there in the early season, lots o wood floating down. We ran the Grandjean section Monday then opted out of the Staircase section but had a good time on the Main Payette. Go boatin'



There is always a reason not to...
teleboater5.13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2011   #2
briandburns's Avatar
Boise, Idaho
Paddling Since: 1979
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 147
That's another reason we call it "Scarecase Rapid" around here...
briandburns is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Topic Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
South Fork of the Payette Flying_Spaghetti_Monster Whitewater Kayaking 0 07-24-2010 02:46 PM
N. Fork Payette Idaho in the snow Mike Reid Whitewater Kayaking 0 04-08-2010 10:41 AM
North Fork Payette asharktaco Whitewater Kayaking 4 03-09-2010 03:16 PM
North Fork Payette = ON phlyingfish Whitewater Kayaking 2 04-04-2009 10:42 AM
North Fork of the payette Dano the mano Whitewater Kayaking 10 08-29-2008 08:50 AM

» Classified Ads
NRS Outlaw II KI

posted by surfdork88

NRS Outlaw II KI, barely used, 12.2' x 39" 34 lbs., no...

Klepper Aerius II and sail

posted by fishlake

Will sell together or separately; price of a new sail alone...

whitewater kayaks

posted by leatherneck

2012 Fluid Solo Expedition kayak. Boat is in good shape....

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:59 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.