Log Strainer On Deso at Coal Creek - Mountain Buzz
 



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Old 1 Week Ago   #1
 
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Log Strainer On Deso at Coal Creek

We just got back from a 6 night Deso trip. We encountered a log in the middle of the river at the tail end of coal creek rapid. It is perfectly perpendicular to the river with a stump sticking up on the left and the log running about 15 feet to the right. This is after the main Coal creek rapid (after the whitewater section) and on the tail end as it curves to the left. Steer to the left of the stump or farther to the right to avoid the log. We had a Duckie paddler almost get pinned. We did scout the rapid, but you cliff out and cannot see the log downstream.

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neubs - Thanks for posting this, I've moved it to the safety alerts section.

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Thanks for the heads-up. We launch next week.
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We just took off on the 11th. We also scouted Coal Creek, but did not see the massive log until rowing past it. Luckily, we all planned our lines to pull left after the main rapid so it didn't end up being a problem for us.
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We took out on the 12th and the log was becoming more visible (especially the roots sticking up close to the center of the river) as the water is dropping daily. Still quite the hazard as you don't see it from the scout and not till you're fairly close.
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We floated past the log on 8/13. It is on the right at the lower end of the rapid. If the left run remains open, take it and there should be no problems.
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Thanks so much, sure getting excited for our September 28 launch!
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Strainer in lower right side of Coal Creek rapid viewed from downstream.
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