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. looks like most people will be getting to the take-out around ten or eleven.
Also, for anyone who wants to run this:
There is a log in the left line of eye of the needle. This is potentially terminal as it blocks the left line completely if you roll there. It was barely visible (water line) last September at 1200 cfs. To my knowledge it is still there.
For the people who have not run this river, this rapid will be marked by a large debris pile made by a mud slide on river right. There is a fairly obvious horizon line as the river is pinched left. Eddy out on river right and follow tracks a few yards to decide if you want to run it. There is a big rock in the center of the rapid which will hopefully lead you to a decision to go right. The very narrow left line is punctuated by a vortex between the rock and wall with the outflow pillowing directly against another wall. Needless to say, the left line is not pretty and has ended in some nasty swims. Once we had the boater on a midstream rock, paddle on the right, and boat pinned on the left.
A raft can be lined down the right line. Or boof the center rock?.
By the way, does anyone know the name of that rock? Birth control, maybe?