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Postby chariotdriver » Fri Nov 18, 2016 4:49 pm

A friend forwarded a few pics of low water rapids. Was surprised what some look like without much water - anybody know which one this is :)

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Re: Low water pictures

Postby savage-shtr » Fri Nov 18, 2016 5:45 pm

Wild Sheep?
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Re: Low water pictures

Postby Eagle1 » Fri Nov 18, 2016 7:55 pm

Holy smokes. Make you want to run a Kayak. The Idaho bank is loaded with harmful rocks.

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Re: Low water pictures

Postby chariotdriver » Thu Dec 01, 2016 8:10 pm

savage-shtr wrote:Wild Sheep?


You got it. Rush and Granite don't look much better.

Attached a clip of our last run at it; flow was around 24K. Can pick out most of the rocks. Some very frothy water, the video really doesn't do it justice

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrGa67fxAbE
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Re: Low water pictures

Postby viking » Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:30 pm

Now we just need somebody with a drone to shoot a high water photo from exactly the same perspective.
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Re: Low water pictures

Postby arrgh » Fri Dec 02, 2016 3:23 pm

Bet it won't be long before you can program a drone to find the best route and then slave it to your steering.
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Re: Low water pictures

Postby chariotdriver » Mon Dec 05, 2016 8:45 pm

arrgh wrote:Bet it won't be long before you can program a drone to find the best route and then slave it to your steering.


From the latest PW post it looks like they have slaved the steering to GPS, if desired.........if you load accurate waypoints into the nav plan, should produce an desirable outcome. Of course if you don't: garbage in = garbage out. :)
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Re: Low water pictures

Postby hilljackian » Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:01 am

chariotdriver wrote:
savage-shtr wrote:Wild Sheep?


Rush and Granite don't look much better.



I love to see similar historical low water pictures of Rush and Granite if you have them.
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Re: Low water pictures

Postby ROCKBOTTOM » Thu Dec 08, 2016 6:40 pm

That picture was taken shortly after Hells Canyon Dam was finished.The flow is about 1800 to 2000 cfm.It was at this time when they did the dozer work at Tryon Creek and a few other spots. :Drink:
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