Feather, West Branch - 1) Whiskey Flat to Dean Road


Feather, West Branch, California, US

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1) Whiskey Flat to Dean Road (Naked Lady Run)

Usual Difficulty IV-V (for normal flows)
Length 4.5 Miles
Avg. Gradient 70 fpm
Max Gradient 100 fpm

Token Eddy


Token Eddy
Photo of Mike Martini by Thomas O'Keefe taken 03/07/09



River Description

Other Information Sources:
www.awetstate.com/WFeatherNL.html  2009 Trip report.


StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2010-03-07 02:37:27

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Rapid Summary

Mile Rapid Name Class Features (Legend)
0.6Miocene DamIVPhoto
1.2Minature GolfIV+Photo
1.4Let's Make a DealIV+Photo
1.6Token EddyIVPhoto
1.9Stop, Drop, and Roll5.0Photo
2.3Bullet5.0Photo

Rapid Descriptions

Miocene Dam (Class IV, Mile 0.6)

Miocene Dam

Miocene Dam
Photo by Thomas O'Keefe taken 03/07/09

Miocene Dam diverts 30 to 50 cfs to the Miocene Canal to Lime Saddle and Coal Canyon powerhouses which are unlicensed PG&E hydropower projects. Stop to check it out as it is generally a portaged at flows greater than 1.4.



Minature Golf (Class IV+, Mile 1.2)

Minature Golf

Minature Golf
Photo of Lisa by Dave Steindorf

Navigate your way through the boulders on river right or take the channel down the left.



Let's Make a Deal (Class IV+, Mile 1.4)

Let's Make a Deal, upstream view

Let's Make a Deal, upstream view
Photo by Dave Steindorf

Let's Make a Deal offers a choice of 4 different routes.



Token Eddy (Class IV, Mile 1.6)

Token Eddy

Token Eddy
Photo of Mike Martini by Thomas O'Keefe taken 03/07/09

Driver hard to the right to catch the river right eddy up against the wall midway down and then continue on down the right side of the rapid.



Stop, Drop, and Roll (Class 5.0, Mile 1.9)

Stop, Drop, and Roll

Stop, Drop, and Roll
Photo of Dave Steindorf by Thomas O'Keefe taken 03/07/09

Enter left and then thread the slot between the boulders at the bottom avoiding the sieves on far river right and river left.



Bullet (Class 5.0, Mile 2.3)

Bullet

Bullet
Photo by Thomas O'Keefe taken 03/07/09

A couple different lines at the top which have changed a bit over the years. You can also portage the top part and continue on down through the lower half of the rapid.




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