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riverwiki:rivers:spillimacheen [October 01, 2016]
tstewart [River Alerts]
riverwiki:rivers:spillimacheen [September 07, 2017] (current)
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 Another km of easy class 2 brings you to the heart of the canyon, the next section does have eddies and pools but gets very continuous when the water is higher. About 500 m of boulder garden flows right into reach around a 8 foot ledge with a constricted entrance, scout on the right and run the entrance on the right and the main ledge anywhere. Three ledges in a row is one in the pink a straight forward 8 foot ledge that can be run on the right or left, after this eddy ut on the left to scout two in the stink or L Drop. Another km of easy class 2 brings you to the heart of the canyon, the next section does have eddies and pools but gets very continuous when the water is higher. About 500 m of boulder garden flows right into reach around a 8 foot ledge with a constricted entrance, scout on the right and run the entrance on the right and the main ledge anywhere. Three ledges in a row is one in the pink a straight forward 8 foot ledge that can be run on the right or left, after this eddy ut on the left to scout two in the stink or L Drop.
  
-L Drop is a fun rapid when the water is lower and scary when it's higher, this drop is walkable at most levels. If you where to put on the river too high this one would be trouble ​as the portage ​would disappear and the rapid would be scary. At lower levels you can walk around on the left and jump into the pool below, if you do this swim to the right. The next drop is Happy Ending a perfect 20 footer in a big pool. After this there is another km of class 4 boulder gardens.+L Drop is a fun rapid when the water is lower and scary when it's higher, this drop is walkable at most levels on river left, becoming more challenging ​as the level increases. The typical ​portage ​line is a boat toss / cliff jump followed by a swim to river right. For very very high flows a river right portage exists. The next drop is Happy Ending a perfect 20 footer in a big pool. After this there is another km of class 4 boulder gardens.
  
-10 - 16 cms in the canyon is the range of levels, the dam removes 8 so between 18 and 24 cms on the gauge. 12 is ideal and 16 is getting pushy a swim would be very bad.+10 - 16 cms in the canyon is the range of levels, the dam removes 8 so between 18 and 24 cms on the gauge. 12 is ideal and 16 is getting pushy a swim would be very bad.  
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 +It is possible to hike / ferry upstream from the takeout to run the falls when the canyon is too high
  
 On the way up there is a spot you can pull of the side of the road and there is a short trail to the lip of the canyon where you can see the heart of the canyon from 300 feet up before you commit yourself.\\ On the way up there is a spot you can pull of the side of the road and there is a short trail to the lip of the canyon where you can see the heart of the canyon from 300 feet up before you commit yourself.\\

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