I was on the trip with Dave - great to get back on the Sauce. Looks like tonight wil be good to go. Last night's run was a little bony but still very fast and fun. Looks like the flow was about 200cfs on the gauge last night when we got off the crick (@ 8:30), and I would guess that could be used as a good benchmark for minimum flow for this year. It could be bounced down lower, but the boat abuse is already high in there and all of us had a pin at one point or another (nothing too serious). A hard piton tore my bolts through the side of my micro last night
Get up there with enough time to scope out the run- there are a few logs here and there that are nice to be aware of ahead of time. Start around 7pm and you'll catch plenty of light for boating safely and the max volume of water. The run is very fast; if you're boating with more than 3 boaters & it will be difficult to find an eddy where everyone can stop. Most of the wood that's in there will be covered with more water (unless new stuff flushes down), so be aware of hidden snags. There is one log about 75 yards above Slot Machine that may be sketchy when the water comes up- it's just below a drop and conceivably one could resurface from the hole underneath the log at higher flows. SCOUT.
I'd guess that the Upper Source run will be good to go when the level gets closer to 250-300. We put in right above Slot due to the time it took to scout and remove some lumber, so we put in around 7:45.
Overall- a kick in the ass.
If it gets cold and drops off, it would be a good idea to head up and do some cleaning. Anyone?