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John Schauer

    That looks like an ideal level for Savage. I was on the probable first descent in about 1990 with Jim Remington, Brad Dietrich, and Cris Bataille in three 13’ Perception Mirage kayaks and a Prijon T-Slalom. It was mid-May and much higher water and big snow banks.  Pretty tight in long old school boats, and it’s a pushy IV+ in high spring runoff.  We went out to Stampede Road. Ran Hines Creek to Riley the next day. Did another run in kayaks at lower water in about 2004. Most years it gets really bony for most of the summer unless it’s been rainy.