San Miguel Strainer in blind corner
There is a large, river-wide strainer about 1/4 to 1/2 mile upriver from Caddis Flats. Last year the river began running through a new channel at this spot. You canít see the strainer until itís too late. If youíre floating down from Deep Creek, take out at Down Valley Park or Placerville. This is a bad strainer on a blind corner with no eddy.
A smaller strainer was removed from near that location a couple of weeks ago.
There is also a strainer just below the Deep Creek put-in. From what I hear, you need to walk/portage around it. I believe itís visible from the put-in.
As always on the San Miguel, trees can and do drop into the river with some frequency. Be alert for new and changing hazards.