Left Corvallis with the CCC at 12:30
Pulled over for outdated tags on I5 at 1:00
Started the hike at 3:30PM
Put in at 4PM
Take out bridge at 7PM
Luke returns with the car after bike/jogging shuttle before 8PM
This run has a reputation of being a huge mission, but is really not a run to be missed. This was my second time down and recalling the majority of the lines made this run drop from mission status to a fun day on the river. Rhinosex is full of wood, and the second drop of Balls has wood (Michael and I boofed the first drop into the eddy on the right and it was an easy team portage from there). The CCC cleaned up on Snakebite which looked ready to strike at this flow.
I recall most everything else as good to go, though we walked the big boulder garden just above Rhinosex. I think the Miracle Mile gauge was at 17" which was perfect. It has been said this is the best class V run in the Willamette Valley that can be found in a guidebook and I would agree.
Something to put on the list for next year.
Beta for the run can be found here.
The roads have changed names from when that report was written, so we put together an updated map with directions to get you where you need to go.