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Account This rapid is around mile 2.5. Make sure to scout this one. Identified by a sharp right turn in the river, followed by a left turn. Go slow up until this point and eddy out early. Many sieves in this one. There's a large hole to the river left of the large rock in the center of the picture. Looking downstream at the main portage, as seen from the 18 footer. The line is way up on the slope, tight to the cliff wall. It is an extremely strenuous portage and takes approximately 1.5 to 2 hours with a loaded boat. Take your time and try not to slip and get hurt. Your feet and legs are your biggest asset in this canyon! This is the rapid described in CRC as being a "solid V above the 18 footer". Not readily seen from the river right scout is a MAJOR sieve/cave on river right. Check this one out good and don't be too far right on the third drop or you might be surfed into the sieve. One of the class V- rapids near the Narrows. Note that at this level, nothing was "mandatory". You can scout/portage pretty much all the hard stuff. However, this run is not recommended for class IV boaters nor for folks out of shape.
Time 2004-07-10 20:00:00 GMT
Reported Date 7/10/04
River Reported Gunnison (Black Canyon)
Reported Level 760 cfs Low
Black Canyon - Scott in the Narrows
Photo of Scott Willoughby by Bryan Houle taken 07/10/04 @ 760 cfs
Black Canyon - 18 footer
Photo of Bryan Houle by Scott Willoughby taken 07/10/04 @ 760 cfs
Black Canyon - Entrance to First V Rapid
Photo of none by Bryan Houle taken 07/10/04 @ 760 cfs
Black Canyon - The Portage
Photo of none by Bryan Houle taken 07/10/04 @ 760 cfs
Black Canyon - Solid V above 18 footer
Photo of none by Bryan Houle taken 07/10/04 @ 760 cfs
Black Canyon - Paul 18 footer
Photo of Paul Hemming by Scott Willoughby taken 07/10/04 @ 760 cfs
author of album Bryan Houle Details

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