Originally Posted by ihavenospit
We will be there this weekend with another family. We will be in the 14ft red NRS with a fishing frame. Didn't a reply to the high flow question. I have always floated below 9000 cfs. Anybody know if this gets knarly at 15,000?
We just got off Ruby Horsethief yesterday (Thurs). We launched on Monday (5/19). Looks like the flow got up to around 16,700 our last day. Nothing knarly IMO and this was our first time running it above 7-8K. We had a 16' cataraft and an IK. Water is just really fast with big hunks of wood and trees flowing down it. The eddies at Black Rocks are strong swirls where it's the most constricted. Above Black Rocks, the little bit of a rapid that is normally there at lower water is washed out. Pretty sure we were floating along without much effort at 6-7 miles/hr.
Saw a small black bear just after leaving Knowles I camp on the left side. It was scrambling up the steep hillside.