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Account Jeff and I met up with Geno from Isabella and 3 fellows from San Diego for a fun low water trip on the Cherry Bomb Falls section of Dinkey. The painted gauge on the bridge was at 2 at 11:00 AM and about an inch lower at the end of the day. We were hitting rocks frequently in the shallows but usually not hanging up. The bedrock drops were fun. Hydraulics were generally easy to overpower. Cherry Bomb Falls had a big log and a smaller log in it. We portaged high on the left. Lots of work. Would have been easier to send a climber down on right to set safety and get boaters into the eddy at the lip of the falls. That portage is only a few feet long.
Time 2010-07-03 18:00:00 GMT
Reported Date 07/03/10
River Reported @Dinkey Creek 2. Dinkey Creek Campgrounds to logging spur road
Reported Level 192 cfs Medium
Gauge dream 454 Dinkey Creek At Dinkey Meadow
Gauge Reading Given 192 cfs
Dinkey painted gauge
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Upstream view from Dinkey Creek Road bridge
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Captain Nemo rapid
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Drop Before Nemo
Photo of Jeff Gymer by Paul Martzen taken 07/03/10 @ 192 cfs
Pool above slide
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Distinctive Slide
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Second Gorge Entrance from Distinctive Slide
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Walt's Ledge
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Second Gorge
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Walt's Ledge from above
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From Walt's Ledge to the scout above Cherry Bomb
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View from Cherry Bomb portage
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Cherry Bomb Entrance Rapid
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Scouting Cherry Bomb Falls
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Cherry Bomb from above
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Scouting Max Headroom
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Dome at Cherry Bomb
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