Report from Michael Purvis… there is a big strainer in “Jungle Wave” in Mad Dog rapid on the Filter plant run. “Jungle Wave” is the river left line thru the trees and branches. Thanks Michael!
CAUTION – steel cable: if you put in at mm 86 (White Mile put in on Upper), there is a steel cable across the river ~0.5 miles downstream. Just after the river bends left and still in the houses area. The cable is very difficult to see. On 5/29 you could likely boat over it on the left hand side, but middle or right you had to lift it out of the way or duck it on the far right. This looks like the second half of a cable system to get across the river as there’s another strung up higher (~20ft) where I suspect this one used to be.
Also, lots of big trees are down in both Upper & Lower Rustic, some visible from the road, some not. Be on your toes. The worst is a couple miles (I think) downstream of the White Mile. At 3.5 on the Rock, it forces you to get your raft stuck in the middle of the rapid (boulder garden at this level). At higher flows you might be able to avoid getting stuck, but the the tree is in the main current. We lost count, but probably ~10 big trees down in the river, numerous small ones as well. 4 of these I saw on the road on the drive up. All are visible currently from upstream. The vast majority are on upper Rustic. But Lower has 2 of them ~1 mile above Century Park. I’m not sure how many of them will move as the water goes up, as some still had roots in the ground. A few of them will get more exciting I suspect as the water increases.
Thanks for the heads up John (Tilleman)
It seems too soon, but the word is with the rock, and it sat at almost a foot all weekend. Lower’s is in for sure. Time to dust off the dry suits…