One of the Northwest's classic waterfall drops at a Forest Service recreation site. At lower flows the left line is good and at higher flows the centerline opens up.
First boulder garden rapid that starts the main whitewater sequence.
A boulder garden with lines down the right or left and a hole to avoid depending on flows.
Easy scout or portage on river left. Options include the hard move to river left or the slot down river right depending on flow.
At the end of the pool below Screaming Left go hard right to avoid the hole.
Easy scout or portage on river right. Charge this drop hard to the right at the bottom to avoid the hole.
The preferred line is generally the nice autoboof down the center but you can scout on river left to see the options.
Hippie John's Boulder Garden has several large logs tilting in, narrowing the lines. Still read and run. The large vertical log in the gorge below Dragon's Back is still in place.
Gorge below Dragon's back is clean except for one large vertical log on right at bottom. Rest of run is clean.
Giant log jam overhead at bottom of gorge below Dragon's back is dropping logs in one by one. Caution.
The tree referenced in the 2010-12-21 report is no longer present at Screaming Left. Beavers apparently moved it up onto the left bank.
9 years ago
by Ricky Becker
The Heisson gauge is well downstream from the run and flows in the waterfall section may be higher or lower than the gauge indicates depending on rain/melt or freezing in the headwaters.
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Re-Running Sunset Falls
John's Swimming Hole
Sunset Falls (Left)
Sunset Falls @~2500 cfs
Horseshoe Falls @ ~ 750 CFS
Low water Horseshoe Falls
Sunset at Low water
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