Nah, Cameo hasn't seen 40K since probably '83... if ever. You might be thinking of flow levels at Westwater or below the Dolores & Gunny confluences. I've hit Big Sur a couple of times since '95; and if the Cameo gauge hits 20K, it pretty much runs. [/quote]I seem to remember back a few years that people said Big Sur runs at 40,000 cfs.
Shack and SC, my point exactly. I grew up in Junction, and have been paddling since 93ish. Surfed Big Sur every year from 94-96 (could be off, but three years straight).I have been paddling here since 1988. iT IS GREEN and ok at 18k. At 20ish a pile is formed, at 24ish a big pile