Sunshine and other Arkansas ratings
Hi all. I was reading the thread below about the hole at Sunshine and some opinions about ratings. Having run it in a canoe several times there are days when I thought it was easy class III and others when it ate my lunch and was IMHO a class V bad boy.
Fortunately my opinion is not the deciding factor. We don't have to wonder about the rating of Sunshine, Pine Creek or Zoom Flume. The people who made up the rating system (AW) told us all what they are.
Zoom Flume is class III+ @ 1,000 cfs and IV- @ 2,500.
Sunshine is class IV @ 2,000
Pine Creek is class 5.0 @ 1,500.
These are not my ratings. It is perfectly fine if any paddler choses to make up his own system but when using the AW system we might want to stay consistant.