When you hike up the trail don't climb the hill. Walk along the river to the base of Triple Falls to put-in. Schitzo starts way left to right and finishes way left again. Below Schitzo there is another small boulder garden that needs to be run far left to keep from leaving plastic on the rocks. There is a little boof about 3/4 of the way down that can be seen fron the bridge as you cross the river.
Ran this many times but yesterday 5/16/2018 we were stopped by a ranger in the parking lot who said putting-on within 300ft of the falls will be ticketed. I believe he watched us run it as well. When you lap it, it would probably be worth walking a few extra feet upstream
All I can say is...the higher the better here. Yeehaw!!!
From DooleyOC-1 on Boatertalk - another rain gauge consideration. Use French Broad at Rosman with ~200cfs as a good minimum, ~275cfs is a better level.
great run! theres a sweet 6 foot ledge if u put literaly at the base of the third drop of triple falls. run it to the right or right center at higher water because the recirculation on the left pulled my buddy todds kayak into the falls and he had to swim.
Visual. Check it out at the parking area for Hooker Falls. If you have adequate water in the rapids upstream of the bridge, the run will be good.
Davidson River Gauge is a good gauge to go by, because it is nearby and has a similar drainage area. If you disagree with the min. please post on here.
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Boofing off the falls
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big boof at hooker falls
hooker falls at low water
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