Originally Posted by crowdaroundum
Ran both upper and inner yesterday. It all goes...
Somehow I knew that once we told everyone there were wood issues someone would fire it up. Much props to you. Care to share any beta about the difficulty of getting around the vertical tree upstream of Perfect Piton? We couldn't see it very well, but it looked pretty dodgy.
Its really cool to see the new Pine Tree and think about a rapid like that undergoing pretty significant changes. In retrospect we should have run it. It's definitely harder than before, but still goes.
Sounds like the Inner goes, but its definitely gnarlier than it was last year (both because of new trees and the third drop now looking like something from Cheeseman). I'd be curious to hear reports about dealing with the new wood and the changed rapid.
PS - I agree with Joe that Pandora's is at a perfect first timer level, but I'll also agree with everyone who has called that run guide-mandatory. Start buying beers for every Durango paddler you know so that you can get the tour.