What a beautiful day to paddle the NF American near Colfax, CA. Sunny weather, good flows, and seven fun catarafters and one kayakista. The upper gage read 2.2 feet which is a nice lower flow for rafts making for an easy Class IV experience.
Everyone had great runs through Slaughter’s Sluice and on down and over Chamberlain Falls. There was enough water this week so that no one got stuck like last time! I ran Bogus Thunder first to hopefully get some pics and video of the group. Our kayaker didn’t fare so well, but rolled up successfully at the bottom. Some of the cats had to work harder than others to make the left slot. Kudos to Bob for making it look SO easy….
The slide is still happening on the left in the middle of Staircase. So far nothing in the rapid has changed. This could really change if some of the big loose chunks up the hill break loose and end up in the river.
Lots of fun surfing in the lower end, including those Stand Up Paddlers. SUP!