Originally Posted by Jdsampsonite
Planning on being on a family trip 4th of July week in the Sequia National forest. Wanted to hit up this run. Its hard to find historical data. I was able to find info for last year and it was at 9k. That was a much better snow year and this is a bad year. So what can I expect for flow, those familiar please sound off.
It's a Class II-III day trip, mostly class II. It would be a good family float. There are hardly any obstacles in the river, maybe one rapid with a few boulders/holes to avoid depending on the water levels. It is beautiful. But it's also a long ways from anywhere. I'm not sure where you're going to be in the forest, but I don't know if it's all that close, unless you're at one of the campsites along the river and the road leading up from Pine Flat reservoir. I believe there are 2 or 3, one is at the take-out and super convenient. Kirch Flat, I think?
The Kings is the largest drainage in the Sierra, it will be low in July, but it will probably still be running. Probably somewhere around 1000 CFS would be my guess. The Southern Sierra has done better this winter with SWE, usually it's the exact opposite. If you want a definite answer, call Zephyr Whitewater or Kings River Expeditions, and ask if they're booking trips through the Fourth of July. That will give you the best idea.