See the description of the Upper White at Oregon Kayaking.
We made this run last Sunday, April 28, 2013. Continuous class II-III for the majority of its length, with a few sections bordering on fourish but no class IV moves.
Wood update: There were 5-7 log portages in the first four miles, and four log hops. The class IV mentioned in Soggy Sneakers (at 1.5 miles in) occurs when the river turns continuous class III at a right bend and through a straightaway, then steepens at the next right bend. Eddy right to scout. The log jam immediately below the rapid means swims are not allowed. That log jam was passable on the right without getting out of your boat.
Flow: 500 cfs was a friendly first time flow.
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