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rapids

PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:43 pm
by wooldridge1
I took a couple pics yesterday it shows the rocks.


Joe

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:48 pm
by Riverjohn
wooldridge1 wrote:I took a couple pics yesterday it shows the rocks.


Joe

What rapids are these?

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:52 pm
by wooldridge1
Vinegar creek, and Carey Falls. 3800 CFS at White bird Gauge.

Joe

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:58 pm
by Riverjohn
wooldridge1 wrote:Vinegar creek, and Carey Falls. 3800 CFS at White bird Gauge.

Joe

How big of boats do they still run thru Carey at this level?

Re: rapids

PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:36 pm
by cromedogg33
At 3800 they still run the big boats above vinegar. Not 100% sure below. It's pretty impressive and you better be dam sure you know where you are at, at all times.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:27 pm
by Eagle1
I ran Carey at 4400 with the little 20 and made it. Vinegar was full of rocks and we waited for the water to come up. Lots of rocks in that bad boy.

Eagle1

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:45 pm
by Riverjohn
Eagle1 wrote:I ran Carey at 4400 with the little 20 and made it. Vinegar was full of rocks and we waited for the water to come up. Lots of rocks in that bad boy.

Eagle1

From the pictures Vinegar looks to have a path while Carey Falls not so much of one?

Re: rapids

PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:48 pm
by Idamainer
Kind of like playing pinball on the river...Some will remember my trip up with the Jetcraft and what happened, my Northwest Jet never made there for a reason.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:49 pm
by broncobran68
Riverjohn wrote:
Eagle1 wrote:I ran Carey at 4400 with the little 20 and made it. Vinegar was full of rocks and we waited for the water to come up. Lots of rocks in that bad boy.

Eagle1

From the pictures Vinegar looks to have a path while Carey Falls not so much of one?


I’m seeing the opposite. Some close ups from the other bank would be helpful.

Re: rapids

PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:32 pm
by Riverjohn
wooldridge1 wrote:Vinegar creek, and Carey Falls. 3800 CFS at White bird Gauge.

Joe

Am reading this correctly? 1st pic Vinegar, 2nd Pic Carey Falls? Top to bottom.

Re: rapids

PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:00 pm
by Eagle1
First pic is Carey, second is Vinegar.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:16 pm
by Ahusk
Top one I would probably try. The bottom one I am not so sure. That looks boney even for my boat.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:35 pm
by Riverjohn
Eagle1 wrote:First pic is Carey, second is Vinegar.

I should have known it was written in bottom to top instead of top to bottom :Drink: :Drink:

So in that case: From the pictures Carey Falls looks to have a path while Vinegar not so much of one? :Drink: :Drink: :chicken: :chicken:

Re: rapids

PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:33 pm
by kingmech1
They are both runnable at this flow! You just need to calculate the risk vs. the reward. Mark Murray told me he ran the Poly B boat through them at 3400. Carey falls is alot tighter than the pic indicates, yes you can see the line but if you don't slide over at the right time you will hit either the pour over rock in the middle or get sucked into the one at the top. If you look close enough I think you may be able to see some of my alluminum on the pour over :) 26' twin at 6000 I should have got out and scouted it and I would have been ok!

Re: rapids

PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:26 pm
by wooldridge1
A different view and more water.

Joe