I'm not sure I can reveal my secret identity - but here are some hints:
I used to race slalom back east
I moved to San Diego and got a Ph.D.
I now pour beer in Kernville (Thanks for the support LiquidGuy!)
I'm married to Rebecca Giddens
Oops, that last one may have given it away...
By the way, said beer we be available at the Sierra South Happy hour after the brush creek race. We'll also have live music on Friday and Saturday night at the brewery.
Also, it looks like the Cataracts of the Kern (Class V) might be running http://www.sierrasouth.com/pdf/KernB...ricGiddens.pdf
- watch the release from Lake Isabella. I would say that 700 is on the low end, 1000-1200 would be optimal for a first time down. Otherwise, lots of class III-IV on the upper and lower for those looking for a warm-up to the boating season.