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Old 06-04-2015   #1
 
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Tree in Bailey - serious haz

There is a 100% river wide tree that has fallen between deer creek and mystery eddy. It doesn't necessarily sneak up on you but with lower (normal) water it will be a mandatory portage on river left.

Small log in the notch but I think it's been there since last year. Kind of sketch if you blow the line.

Otherwise the run is clean. The second barb wire fence is gone now!!

FYI - the flow is estimated to be 150 higher than the grant gauge right now. The feeder creeks are CRANKING. Probably 650 Cfs tonight. The other paddling group agreed the river was a step up from juicy or "padded out". Be careful and don't take any newbies right now. You must know your lines and swimming could prove costly or even tragic. I knew this evening would be a long trip when the bridge at the dream house almost takes your head off. There was water at first falls coming in from the right side of the drop overtaking the lip of the drop. The boof flake in supermax was submerged.


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Thanks for the warning on the tree and the ground truth on the flow. Sounds spicy-delicious!
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Once, before I realized rolling was important, I took a swim below Trashcan after flipping in the bottom seam at fairly high water. The swim was not life threatening, but fairly unpleasant. It's pretty fun in there with some flow. Lines are mostly the same just faster and Deer Creek forms some holes that deserve respect.
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Once, before I realized rolling was important, I took a swim below Trashcan after flipping in the bottom seam at fairly high water. The swim was not life threatening, but fairly unpleasant. It's pretty fun in there with some flow. Lines are mostly the same just faster and Deer Creek forms some holes that deserve respect.

You're not kidding on deer creek!! The rock slide drops you right into a burly hole.


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