Putting in below Devil Track Lake (off Hwy.8), the first 0.75 mile is swift water and a couple areas of ponding, until the main gradient begins. Areas with snags are likely to be encountered (with a couple quick "scramble-for-an-eddy and portage" spots), but otherwise an absolutely gorgeous paddle, past red-rock walls, through almost continuous class II (+/-) all the way to the take-out at CR60. Gradient (after the first 0.75 mile) ranges from 50-70 FPM (full-mile values), and even the steepest quarter-mile does not exceed 90FPM equivalent. That said, make certain not to miss the take-out or you will be into the class IV-V section!
Since this run is mostly continuous gradient, class II (+/-), there really aren't any/many 'features' or named 'rapids'. As a result, the features listed here are much more just 'waymarks' or progress markers.
(Based on personal measurement via online planimeter and topomaps.)
As you leave the last of the ponded areas, you cross the 1600' contour line, and start the gradient part of the run. Action from here down will be fairly continuous class II (+/-).
A small stream enters from river-right.
Paddlers gauge on downstream left of bridge at take-out. Look for levels above 1.3' for best runs.
Permits are not required for this reach.
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