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Old 09-14-2009   #1
 
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eye of the needle at 1100

Hi,

Should you go left or right of the rock at these flows at eye of the needle on Pumphouse run?

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Old 09-14-2009   #2
 
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I'm pretty sure when you see the right side (rocks) you'll go left. But I don't know exactly which level this occurs at.
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I've always gone right. Even down to 800 cfs. I have a 13' raft. If you go left, let me know how it is.
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Old 09-14-2009   #4
 
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We went left yesterday just for fun. It was fine, no big waves or anything to avoid other than the wall. We were in a 16' cat. We typically go right, even at lower flows. It's pretty easy to miss those rocks on the right in our cat, so you should be fine. Just be alert.
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Here's a video of Eye of the Needle, you can go either direction...

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Good job of aggressive swimming.
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Here's a video of Eye of the Needle, you can go either direction...


man i thought it was a easy rapid? I think i might try what they did, but then again i got my two year old with me this trip. Are the flows going to look like this? looks fun, thanks for the video!

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Dude, thats Gore Rapid in the canyon, NOT Eye of the Needle on Pumphouse.
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Dude, thats Gore Rapid in the canyon, NOT Eye of the Needle on Pumphouse.

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Left becomes the only option round about 450 or so.
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