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Most viewed - Pearce Ferry Rapid September 29, 2009
20090929_6500_detail_of_the_new_rock_with_arrow.jpg
Just so you are sure to see it...2068 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!
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Be careful near the edge!1726 viewsBe very careful when scouting the rapid from the top of the high cliff on river left.
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This hole just left of the center island is substantial.1701 viewsThis hole has been flipping boats on occassion.
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Overview looking east1679 viewsHere's an overview looking to the east upriver. The new rock is visible in the center forground.
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The hole just left of the rock...1664 viewsit doesn't look like much from here...but it is!
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The right chute from the bottom1614 viewsSome folks are running this right chute with good results, but don't miss it if you go this way...
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Hazel is looking west toward the top of the rapid.1572 viewsThis picture is taken looking downstream. The river goes overn a rock outcropping and makes a hard turn to the right (north).
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The rock Island1561 viewsHere is the rock island in a view looking north.
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Approaching the rapid at last. 1532 viewsYippee!
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Another new rock photo.1521 viewsThe water is surging and sometimes the rock is above the water line, sometimes it is covered over.
20090929_6534_The_right_chute_drop.jpg
The right chute from the top1501 viewsHere is the entrance to the right chute as viewed from the top.
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One more new rock photo.1490 viewsHard hulled boats will need to move around this most likely to the left of this new rock.
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