Originally Posted by Sidnye
We are heading over near Jackson over the 4th. the alpine section of the snake is running at 20k and may be a bit much for some of our weaker paddlers. anybody run the holback river or above. Heard it would better suit class III- boater with 50/50 roll. any beta?
The Hoback river is often choked with downed trees in many sections. In that respect, you might even find that the Alpine section even at the large flow might be safer. Just something to keep in mind. You may be better off running the sections just above Alpine canyon. Access is a breeze and you could really access your crews talent safely. You may also want to have a look at the history for kayaker accidents on the Hoback and or find a local who has recently run it. Without the strainers, it's definitely class 2 and 3, but the down trees are not routinely cleared by the locals.