NSV 2009 Update

Sean Lee in the California section of NSV
Sean Lee in the California section of NSV
I hadn’t been in NSV for a while, so yesterday was a bit of an unknown, we discovered a bunch of new wood to be heads-up for. A small handsaw could easily eliminate a majority of these strainers. Sean, Andy, and myself put-in with around 250cfs on Saturday. This is a medium low level but not too low, when broaching becomes a hassle in the upper part of the run. We discovered that Cascade #1 had a new major strainer in the middle of that drop. This will need to be removed before anybody can run this drop. This strainer will require more than a hand saw to remove. Boating down the upper woody section, I was taken out by two strainers that were difficult to avoid. Thanx to Sean and Andy for rescuing my boat; the second incident requiring a “live-bait” rescue and rope work in very cold water. The California section seems to be good to go, no new logs to be aware of. Thread-the-Needle drop can be run middle or right now at 250. There should be enough snow left this coming week to run NSV. And as always; bring an extra layer and your A-game.