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20090929_6500_detail_of_the_new_rock_with_arrow.jpg
Just so you are sure to see it...2069 views...this is the new rock you will go around or over. The flow here is 10,000cfs, so at higher water this rock should be covered over. Scout it out before you run it!
20090929_6525_approaching_Pearce_Ferry_Rapid.jpg
Approaching the rapid at last. 1533 viewsYippee!
20090929_6528_view_looking_west_at_the_top_of_the_rapid.jpg
Hazel is looking west toward the top of the rapid.1573 viewsThis picture is taken looking downstream. The river goes overn a rock outcropping and makes a hard turn to the right (north).
20090929_6534_The_right_chute_drop.jpg
The right chute from the top1502 viewsHere is the entrance to the right chute as viewed from the top.
20090929_6535_the_rock_island.jpg
The island1470 viewsHere's the rock island.
20090929_6536_top_of_the_left_hole.jpg
The hole just left of the rock...1665 viewsit doesn't look like much from here...but it is!
20090929_6545_hiking_up_the_scout_trail,_looking_north.jpg
The rock Island1562 viewsHere is the rock island in a view looking north.
20090929_6546_the_hole_just_left_of_the_island_that_is_flipping_boats.jpg
This hole just left of the center island is substantial.1702 viewsThis hole has been flipping boats on occassion.
20090929_6553_Be_very_careful_scouting_at_the_sand_cliff_edge.jpg
Be careful near the edge!1727 viewsBe very careful when scouting the rapid from the top of the high cliff on river left.
20090929_6556_upstream_view_to_the_east_with_the_new_rock_showing.jpg
Overview looking east1680 viewsHere's an overview looking to the east upriver. The new rock is visible in the center forground.
20090929_6558_bottom_of_the_right_chute.jpg
The right chute from the bottom1615 viewsSome folks are running this right chute with good results, but don't miss it if you go this way...
20090929_6560_view_south_up_into_the_rapid__Note_the_new_rock.jpg
Looking back upstream...1489 viewsat the bottom of the rapid. The photo was taken looking roughly south.
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