Maury – Goshen Pass – Devils Kitchen section – Sunday 1/14/07

IMGP1732 Paddlin-ed at Devils KitchenRan the Maury above the town of Rockbridge Baths on Sunday January 14, 2007 with a group from SRVCC.

John Hall oc-1, James C. 0- oc1, Mike Covey k-1, Bev Bryant c-1, Bill Hamill c-1, and Ed Boswell k-1.

Level was nice.  USGS said  2.60′-2.7′ at 400cfs (we all thought there was considerably more than 400cfs (guessed at least 600).  NOAA-I flows gauge indicated a level of 2.8′.  Bridge gauge was supposed to be around 18″

Weather in high 60’s,  cloudy in the gorge area, but below sun came out and with occasional clouds,  nice day.

 Tree truck still in the middle of Devils kitchen in the upper 1/3, left line doable but IMGP1707 Bill H.chancey due to the tree.  So we all ran the right through the eddies on the right and back out below the tree through the slot at the top of the 2nd eddy.  Good lines at the kitchen by all.

 Corner rapid, not enough water to boof the rock at the top, run just to the left and off tounge on right (stay off middle or left of tounge at this level – will feed you into hole on left).  Ran good line.

Lots of play rest of the way down,  good play/skill level.  No serious swims by any in the group, no swims in main rapids by any.   Good time had by all, great group.

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