The first thing I noticed was a lot of wood in the river, which was pretty well swollen and brown. We had six people in our group, me, my brother , Jason, Latan, and two girls who hadn't really been down anything, but had bombproof rolls.......supposedly. Of course it was cold, but no worse than the old snowing noli trip last year. There were also a number of good waves that my flip-stick really shined on. I was surpised to see so many people on the river in playboats, but nobody really wanted to actually do anything on the waves(must have been the cold). But my Flippy is only getting looser and more retentive with my running program and me losing weight as a result, so it is FUN.
One rapid even slightly resembled a mini-Pillow set backwards(river right instead of river left), with some holes up top that needed to be missed, and a mini-room of doom that the current fed into pretty darn quickly. And to make matters worse, sticking out from the rock was a log right at decapitation height.:) It wasn't any more than a class 3, but was still fun.
At powells falls, we had one of the girls get pinned on a fallen down tree, downstream of the falls. Luckily the water was shallow enought for her to keep her paddle on the bottom, and her head out long enough for us to come down and get her off.
Finally a little ways above the takeout, there was a really nice hole that was both stable and fairly retentive. Great for all the moves, but there was a little bit of a shallow washout, so I just stuck to spins, low angle blunts, and some 2-3 point wheels.
All in all the river was fun, with some pretty darn big waves for class 2, and although the cold sucked, the trip was a success.