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Old 07-22-2010   #1
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Portage possible for Pinball Rapids/Bob's Bridge in upper C?

Title pretty much says it all. Can I get around Pinball Rapids in the upper
C if it looks to sketchy for the 5 year old in the tandem duckie?


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Old 07-23-2010   #2
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where the heck is pinball in the upper c? I only know of 1 "rapid"...eye of the needle.
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Old 07-23-2010   #3
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Just floated Pumphouse to Rancho yesterday and there's nothing a 5 year old should keep you from. Yarmony is gravy; go left, eye of the needle doesn't exist at this flow 'cept for one rock you 'gotta go left of. Float it. It's basically a sleeper at this level. I guide it commercially often and have never heard of 'pinball'.
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Old 07-24-2010   #4
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Pinball is not on the upper C, it is south of Burns towards Dotsero.
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Old 07-24-2010   #5
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Pinball is far below Statebridge. You could portage but really no need to, it would be a good hike. I would portage rodeo though, which is easy to do if you are actually going down that far as it is before pinball.
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