Andrew here, checking in after an exciting trip to Stephenson!
Jump forward to February 2012 when John Edwards, Jeremy Lynn and myself found ourselves here again at a lower flow in the range of 800-900cfs (just under half the EF Lewis gauge). We found this flow to still provide an ample boil. This would be John's 7th time here and we now had a sufficient amount of people to safely run the drop. The key piece of the puzzle for us was getting a safety boater in the pool below, which was pretty easy on this day. Thanks Jeremy! When we were there it had been raining and snowing with very little sunshine. We wondered around the drop scouting and talking about our possible lines and where we planed to hike our boats down for around 5 hours that day before running the drop. If you take a look at the photos most of the waterfall is not vertical at all, so boofing or over rotating are both very real possibilities.
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