great run. very continous and creeky class 3. lots of action until around mile 6/7. here you get an easy class 4 and then class 2 until the take out. I can confirm this run is much better than most of the class 2/3- rivers ive been on in the area. I did the run solo on january 7. I left sacramento at 3am, dropped my bike at the fish hatchery at 630, and was at the put in by 715. The run took me about 3 hours with no play and 2 scouts. the bike shuttle took 2 hours going very slow. I had about 1000 cfs on the gauge at the take out (hatchery).
Hourly flow information (take-out) is available at DWR's CDEC Web site (code BAT). The description below was compiled at 835 cfs, a common flow during spring runoff season. Runs are possible at higher flows, and down to 800 cfs. Technical at low flows, with rough volcanic rocks.
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