Ran this afternoon with Lee P. Big river wide log thing right after constriction before Pleasure Nozzle. 9 Feet on gauge, you can sneak by it on right. At any lower flow it would be a wall and you would be swept under it and into Pleasure Nozzle. Not advisable. Actually really sketchy. If you run this now portage.
Lee and I will try to clean this out, but it is going to be a project. I’ll post back when its done.
Also it would be advisable to check in with Secon before using haul road. Their number is on signs on the road, also here ((907) 780-5145)
As for flow. At 9ft tonight river was mostly Class II with some III sections with Class IV consequences. Sharp turns make for weird eddy lines, Most banks are chocked with wood which can act like a sluice, lots of mining trash, wood, and other random shit. The river is pretty easy for the most part, but you need to be confident in reading water and your limits, otherwise you could easy get snagged. There are hydraulics in this river that surprise me from time to time.
Lee ran a hard shell through lower Canyon and said it was IV, I scouted and agree. It was too pushy, sucky, and continuous for me to want to run in a packraft. When water drops I will run it.