Topic: Wood in upper SF Smith (S. Kelsey Trail Run)
|Posted: Dec 18, 2012Post Subject: Wood in upper SF Smith (S. Kelsey Trail Run)
|There is river-wide wood in the right channel of the "Island" rapid on the upper SF Smith run (S. Kelsey Trail put-in, 5 miles upstream of Goose and Hurdy Gurdy confluences). Two large trees blocking the entire channel at moderate flows (6-7k on Jed Smith gauge). This will be a problem at higher and lower flows as well. It is at the top of the channel, which is good, and the portage is easy. |
The left side has a large nasty piece of wood in the main flow of the first drop. Run the sneak on the right side of the channel.
The rest of both channels is clean. Scout first.