The Wigston brothers and Frat boy Paul got to run Coal Creek today. It was pumping. Before the flood of 2013, this creek was not even close to runnable. The flood scoured it out, and removed all debris, and also cleared out about 10-15 vertical feet of sediment creating a very runnable and fun gorge. We put in below the last culvert, which was too small to boat through. It was a short run, lot's of drops stacked into a short distance. I'd rate it class V-, with some wood and other hazards that were avoidable, but could move into dangerous spots. There were surprisingly more eddies than we expected, and the drops ran a lot cleaner than they looked. We guessed we had around 150 to 200 cfs in the creek. who knows.... There were a bunch more drops that we did not get photos of too. It was a fun run, definitely not a classic. More of a novelty since I've been living in Coal Creek Canyon for so long.
check the photos I posted on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wigston/med...=1&pnref=story