Originally Posted by shappattack
Problem is, "sketchy" is a relative term. We had a glorious time on the upper owyhee at 18K cfs, while a family of 4 ditched all their gear and was rescued at Rustlers Cabin on the lower Owyhee.
Good point Shap
I shouldn't be so focused on some sort of imaginary line between safe and sketchy - clearly it is relative, and based on experience, familiarity with the river, etc. It's a new river for me so mostly interested in hearing experiences folks have had at higher flows. I know that certain rivers/rapids (like the Slide on the Lower Salmon) certain flows are reached and a rapid changes from a class 2 to a 5. I've done my research on the Lower Owyhee and that doesn't seem to be the case but curious how meaty the rapids get at 6 K, 9K, 12 K???