Originally Posted by semievolved
at lower flows it's great to get a river right scout of BD# 3 (Satan's Gut) because the run is on the right.
There is a beautiful and relatively easy slot on the left for Big Drop #3 all the way past 10k. I have run right on BD #3 at lower levels but prefer the left run. Its a visually intimidating drop but if you hit it then it takes you right through without much work after pushing through the duck pond.
We scout from near Big Mossy.
We only scout Ben Hurt and the Big Drops. If in doubt go right at the island for Ben Hurt as we have seen some low water carnage with those who go left. Definitely be on your toes and boat scout the rapids below Ten Cent, there are some respectable holes in there.
I would definitely buy a RiverMaps update to Cataract as the current options leave a lot to be desired. Then again I guess that is part of the appeal as it keeps you on your toes a little more than the well-documented river runs.
Wishing we had a run in there this year.