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Account sticky holes at this level and the speed of the flow when you turn the bend into the george makes the normal class IV approach rapids solid class V's, espectially with the added wood blocking the river right line. This is what Scott's Run Falls usually looks like because the Potomac River is rearly above 6 ft while Scott's is running in convenient combination creating a nice cushiny pool to drop into. When the river is anywhere below 5.5 and the falls clearly drop onto rocks this rapid becomes class V+ at any level on Scott's. When it is this high you could run it anywhere because of the power off of and around the landing zone. Not much lower then this the only line is far river left to avoid a painful "clapper". The falls also grow in hight up to 25 ft. though this pic does it no justice. the crux of the falls is in the set up on this hard banking left turn perpelling off the river right wall just above the falls shows the power comin off the rocks below. The bottom left of this pic is the boofing point to get to the river left landing zone below the falls before you have to fairy below the falls to get out. Getting to the river right pool from the right side of the drop is near impossible, if you didn't make it, there is also some possible hole trashing at that side of the falls.
Time 2005-05-20 20:00:00 GMT
Reported Date 5-20-05
River Reported Scott Run
Reported Level high Low
Last Obsticle
Photo of Scott's Run by Erik Amason taken 05/20/05 @ high
High water, Approach rapids
Photo of Scott's Run by Erik Amason taken 05/20/05 @ high
High Water, Falls
Photo of Scott's Run by Erik Amason taken 05/20/05 @ high
High water, Above falls
Photo of Scott's Run by Erik Amason taken 05/20/05 @ high
Screeming left turn
Photo of Scott's Run by Erik Amason taken 05/20/05 @ high
author of album Erik Amason Details

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