Relative remoteness, and proximity to more classic (and reliable) runs, keeps this from being high on many people's priority list. However, this short run with an easy shuttle can easily be doubled-up with runs in the L'Anse area, especially the Falls River (another short, awesome run with an easy in-town shuttle). The run has a nice combination of short ledges, slides, and a serious combination drop in the middle to get your attention.
The following video gives a good feel for the run. (Flow appears to be low-moderate.)
USGS lists a sampling site citing drainage at this point as 21 square miles.
* Gauge listed is for Trap Rock River, a larger watershed twelve miles south and west (28sq.mi. vs. ~18sq.mi.).
Minimum as set is an unsubstantiated guess based from the "10% flow" value for that stream. Correlation is not assured.
Otherwise, visual. If rock garden at put in looks runnable, go for it.
Permits are not required for this reach.
We have no additional detail on this route.
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