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 Topic:  Mad River, Butler Creek to Blue Lake, I+ (V)! 

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Redspitfire
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Posted: Jan 18, 2016Post Subject: Mad River, Butler Creek to Blue Lake, I+ (V)!
Ran this run today. Definitely two huge rapids in at the flow we did. At 12:30pm put in, flow was approximately 20,000 cfs at Arcata. A mystery man arrived at put in and let up know there was a class V and class IV in there at lower flows. First rapid was approximately 7 miles from put-in. Big boulders on left and right, river does an S from left to right, then right to left. In the middle of this "S", we eddied out on river right. Mystery man said at lower flows there is a 12 foot drop. No drop today, but very large. Huge geology. Second rapid, approximately 3 miles after the 1st. Indicator is a large boulder/cliff face on river left with a big crack in it. Maybe a bit high of a level for most people. It would be helpful if the class V was indicated on Dreamflows.
Edited once.  Last edited by Redspitfire Jan 18, 2016.
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