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Cispus    2 - Adams Fork to FR 23 Bridge (The Upper Upper)™ ©
Class V+
Avg Gradient 130 fpm
Max Gradient 180 fpm

River Mapplet
Zip Code : 98377 General Area
Put In Longitude : -121.65916 Putin
Put In Latitude : 46.3358345
Take Out Longitude : -121.73555 Take Out
Take Out Latitude : 46.375
County : Lewis Shuttle
   Gauge Information (Professor Paddle updated levels from CISPUS RIVER AB YELLOWJACKET at 6/18/2024 10:57:03 AM)
Gauge Forecast Height Current Flow Authority Physical Update
CISPUS RIVER AB YELLOWJACKET NWRFC | FC Page 14.68  966 cfs  USGS - NWIS 06-18-2024 10:00:00
Minimum Recomended Level:  410 cfs     Maximum Recomended Level:  800 cfs 

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 Wood at the bottom of The Squeeze. Watch your head! - Posted by: tiziak on 8/9/2009 11:11:00 AM -  [Remove Alert]

 New wood at the sieve rapid, river-wide log on RL. RR still good to sneak... - Posted by: tiziak on 9/20/2010 9:00:00 AM -  [Remove Alert]

 various pieces of wood in the rapid below behemoth; particularly in the far right channel after the two diagonal ledges. Various wood throughout the run to look out for. - Posted by: oukr9965 on 8/28/2014 11:40:00 AM -  [Remove Alert]

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Features on this run

Feature Name Class
Warm Up Falls IV-V
Slick Sieve Drop IV+
Split Drop IV
Island Drop IV-V
The Squeeze V
Rapid of No Return V+
Behemoth V
Righty Tighty IV-V
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   Run Description

---submitted by jP---
It's 2012, and I stumbled upon this page to find it blank. In fact, it even said "Blank". WTF? So I'm banging one out...

People either seem to love or hate this run. I'm in the latter group, so those of you who love it should promptly wipe out this description and replace it with a proper one. I found it to be full of trashy drops and raspy basalt rubble. But there was enough wood chocked in there at the time that adding more water would have been scary.
    The Warm Up Falls was a little more unpredictable than I expected, but fine. Really I didn't enjoy the way the run flowed, and quickly realized I had come only to run Behemoth, the voluptuous 30 footer. The canyon rapid leading up to it was clean, channelized, and enjoyable. Powerful too. Several paddlers I've talked to remark on how committing it is, being right above the falls with only a small pool inbetween.

Behemoth stands out as one of my favorite waterfalls, almost making the trashy rapids upstream worth it. A very slight left hand angle should help your bow to ride up on the curling plume coming off the left bank, and send you straight out. Don't push too hard left, though, or Behemoth may push back. That's what happened to Rob that day, and he ended up recirculating behind the falls like I've heard other boaters describe.
   We just waited for Rob to emerge far below swimming after his boat so we wouldn't land on him, then one by one ran it. The canyon below is pretty sweet.

Anyway, I haven't been back. Someone who loves this run should give it the proper review it deserves.


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jP's 2/10/2012 Run SubmissionjP2/10/2012 12:41:00 AM
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