Right as you come to a clearing for a powerline, a bedrock drop is encountered. Inexperienced (whitewater beginner/novice) boaters may wish to scout, easily done river-right. While this is perhaps the 'toughest' drop on this run, generally it should be a failrly straight-forward drop.
At 125 CFS the Pike from 141 to "Yellow Bridge" is a little scrapy but definitely runable. 4/23 and 4/24/2010
Gauge/flow analysis based on most recent ~8 years of data from current gauge cycle (data exists for many prior years, but there was a gap of quite a few years)
Drainage area at gauge: 255 sq.mi.
Minimum mean daily flow during stated period: 61 cfs (2007.08.18)
90% of time flow exceeds: 94 cfs
10% of time flow exceeds: 330 cfs
Maximum mean daily flow during stated period: 1050 cfs (2008.04.20)
10/90 ratio ('flashy-ness'): 3.51 (under 3 is fairly steady, over 10 is quite 'flashy')
Average runnable days per year: 166 (historical ave. # of days over stated min)
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