Water is Low – But Good To Be On the River Again!


The boys and I ran the Payette on an easy section from Horseshoe Bend to Monture. We usually run this from the pullout just below the powerhouse, but decided to put in at the bridge behind Bend Country Store. This added about 3 miles to the trip and took an hour extra with all the flat water. The guage at HSB showed 1080 cfs and I don’t think I would run it again unless it were closer to 1500. We drug bottom a few places – one we spent about 3 minutes pushing with our arms to get to a deep channel. But it was a fun run. There are a couple of sections that are fun to catch micro-eddies and ferry across the river. Saw 3 deer crossing the river and a bunch of geese and ducks.

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