We ran the upper yesterday and it was pretty amazing. The boogie water was big wave trains filled with large holes which kept you on your toes. Garfield was read and run with a couple of fatties. Couple lead in holes to No Name but the one at the end on the left was a mandatory swim if you didn't make the line on the right. Broken bridge had a monster in the middle with a couple others mixed in but Rockwood was the juice. Mandatory was a hole that pushed through. Alot of rowdy eddy lines and boils but the bigger holes were at the end before the takeout. Everything went good which was important since the takeout eddy wasn't huge and the water going by it was FAST. Did Silverton to takeout in about 4.5 hrs with breaks. Definitley worth going in if you are feeling on your game.
If so, have fun and heads up as you may get a little lost in those big old waves.
thanks fr the report, warren. did you manage to take any pictures? if you did and dont mind, could you email a couple my way to [email protected]? im really curious to see what tat run looks like at this level
Waiting to get pics from one of the other paddlers and I will drop you a couple. Worth the drive if you have the time. The run till Tacoma will give you an idea if you are in the mood for the box at this level.
Won't say it is a flush. You had to be heads up b/c there were some fatties and alot that just wouldn't be great to visit. Read and run for the most part but definitely a chance of falling into a thrashing. Scout No Name and Broken Bridge at least as the both had a few big holes and one in each that you wouldn't send an enemy into. Just be heads up at the bottom of Rockwood. Pushy water up top but the holes at the last couple rapids could f*#k up your whole day. With the mandatory takeout right there you don't need a screw up.
Completely worth the time though.
Non stop fun.
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