The stream is very pretty and remote. No gauge. In lieu of that, at the put-in bridge, I've measured down from a seam in the concrete bridge piling. Once the water was 24" below the seam while the Flint was near flood; another time it was 36" below the seam. Lazar's flow was ample but not big each of these times. I typically don't bring a playboat here, regardless. Considerable flatwater separates the rapids, of which there are mostly Is and a couple worthwhile IIs. The riverwide stairstep ledge near Coleoatchee Ck confluence is usually regarded a III but when I've been there it seemed more like an impressive II. Swims could be long and lumpy but the routes are straight through and recovery (eventual) not a problem.
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