Big South Update 7/20/14: Wood, Found Paddles, Lost Paddles.
On a whim, scouted Bouncing Betty (we never scout that one), and fortunately removed a 10' log. It was last seen floating in the eddy, above Taco Bob's. Hopefully it will flush through to the flats below. Scout Taco Bob's if you go this week.
Meltdown log moved from river right to just left of the line, river center. Basically more in the way. The lead-in is pretty well dewatered (with 80% of the water going through the river right sieve). The changes to that drop over the last few years (log issues aside) are making Meltdown the most commonly portaged drop on the run.
Lead in class IV's to Primetime, the large, branched, stripped tree on river left is harder to avoid with the lower flows. Last week it was easy to stay center right, now it's a hump boof, and you need to boof the right side of the hump. On a cleaning note, if someone goes in with a handsaw and debranched the tree, then it wouldn't be too problematic.
Lost: Paddle on this yesterday.
Short ways below Double Trouble, the river-wide log is deceiving on the lead in. Go right and duck it.
Found: Kevin Jacobi, the other group found your paddle and put it on shore somewhere.
Logs at the lead-in of Rush (at the standard lower takeout) are kind of in the way.
Flows were still okay, despite "too low" talk. 2nd mark on the takeout rock. We hiked in on Corral Creek to skip Weird Creek, which is nice for boat abuse, but wasn't totally necessary. Great day.