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Old 07-05-2013   #1
 
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Alto alto hazard

Was running alto alto a couple days ago and got to the bottom section a couple blocks from the take out.There is a railroad bridge that runs across the river which has several channels of it blocked with wood and debris.Right after the bridge the river channels immediately right and there is a beam that is completely covers the path down.It is about neck to head high so its mandatory to go under water like my buddy did and be patient or huck it into the boulders on the left over a pour over.Regardless it was running about 400cfs the day we ran it and this beam doesnt look like its going anywhere soon.Just wanted to give everyone a heads up so you dont have as much fun with it as we did.

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I've always take out before the 2nd RR bridge with folks who do the run more than I do.

Is there any reason to go under the low 2nd RR bridge which seems a hazard in itself?
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With no more whitewater after the first bridge why continue?? There is 1 small spot for parking after the 1st bridge that has no private property signs.
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There's a good rapid under the second road bridge after the 1st RR bridge.

The takeout upstream of the fire station is steep, but short.
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Never a good sign when you are measuring distances on a rio by city blocks...
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There's a good rapid under the second road bridge after the 1st RR bridge.

The takeout upstream of the fire station is steep, but short.
I suppose when you find yourself paddling alto alto then every 'rapid' counts. (Yawn).
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