Piedra pin rock
-If you have ever run the peidra low then you know there are fuck-you rocks in every rapid. One has pinned two boaters on seperate occasions over the weekend. In first mudslide (little eye) rapid there is an entrance hole on the far left that stops playboats. two real slots exit. far left is clean. right/middle has a pin rock across 2/3 of its width. You can get pushed right by the hole and have to run this slot. I have been pinned there once myself but the flood last year made this rock even worse. It is a very benign rooster tail at yesterdays level (800?), but caused an almost two minute pin with the victim out of the water for only 1/3 of the time. I would not make a big deal out of this except for the fact that a few more seconds and this pin would have been terminal. I do not want this to happen to anyone else!
-First timers keep this in consideration and scout this stuff. Old timers, nothing much has really changed dramatically except for eye. Just look at eye before you run it, crazy flood power, way more managable.
-Huge thanks to Dan & Matt, couldn't have done it without you. I don't want to give an account of the full scenario. I will leave that to the person saved if they choose to. Be safe, see ya, Johnny