Yuba, N. Fork - B) Downieville to Goodyears Bar Bridge


Yuba, N. Fork, California, US

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B) Downieville to Goodyears Bar Bridge (Rosassco Canyon)

Usual Difficulty II-V (for normal flows)
Length 4 Miles

Rosassco Canyon


Rosassco Canyon
Photo of Rapid by Darrick Hilbert taken 04/24/04 @ 800 cfs

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
N YUBA R BL GOODYEARS BAR CA
usgs-11413000 700 - 3000 cfs II-V 01h07m 3290 cfs (too high)


River Description

 

Rosassco Canyon lies about a mile below the bridge in Downieville where they hung a woman named Juanita in 1851. The ramblin boogie water is a spongecake to prep you for the first rapid waiting. Big Dummy (portaged left, scouted right). This rapid has changed over the years as debris has filled it in. The river chokes against the right wall and willows and then falls off the Big Dummy Flake. After Big Dummy lies The Flake, Little Dummy and other secrets that you'll just have to kayak to believe. Magical canyon with little room for error. If its not snowing at put-in for the Yuba, check your coordinates.

Craig Irwin, 2004

 

 

Cassady & Calhoun, Holbek & Stanley


StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2008-11-17 16:16:18

Rapid Descriptions

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December 4 2004 (4460 days ago)
Craig IrwinDetails
Rosassco Canyon lies about a mile below the bridge in Downieville where they hung a woman named
Juanita in 1851. The ramblin boogie water is a spongecake to prep you for the first rapid waiting.
Big Dummy (portaged left, scouted right). This rapid has changed over the years as debris has
filled it in. The river chokes against the right wall and willows and then falls off the Big Dummy
Flake. After Big Dummy lies The Flake, Little Dummy and other secrets that you'll just have to
kayak to believe. Magical canyon with little room for error. If its not snowing at put-in for the
Yuba, check your coordinates.


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