San Gabriel, N.Fk., California, US
|Usual Difficulty||III-IV+(V) (for normal flows)|
|Avg. Gradient||230 fpm|
|Max Gradient||280 fpm|
Parts of this run are visible from the road, but it often ducks away and runs through areas of
trees. Wood will be a problem here. The steep gradient and small size will put a premium on
scouting (perhaps walking much of the run in advance of attempting any amount of a run. At lower
flows, a series of stair-step pools in the lower part of this reach are popular spots for picnics
and cooling off.
Note: I have only 'car scouted' this run, at a time when it carried what would have been marginally boatable flow. Thus, all information here should be viewed accordingly. Anyone who has boated this stream or who otherwise has more familiarity with it (indeed, as to whether is is possible or legal to even attempt to boat!) is welcomed to provide more detail.
(description courtesy of Kevin Mokracek, 2006)