tree in rapid above 1st road bridge on the lune

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woodsy
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tree in rapid above 1st road bridge on the lune

Post by woodsy » Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:06 pm

Not sure if this has already been mentioned or how long its been there but large tree stump is blocking the final rapid in the 1st gorge above the road bridge on the lune. Mandatory portage at low levels.

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Re: tree in rapid above 1st road bridge on the lune

Post by callwild » Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:04 am

if its the big tree stump wedged in what is known as John's Stone rapid it is nowhere near the 1st gorge but the rapid just above the road bridge. Take care.

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Re: tree in rapid above 1st road bridge on the lune

Post by Lancs_lad » Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:53 pm

That's going to take some moving!!

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Re: tree in rapid above 1st road bridge on the lune

Post by woodsy » Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:39 pm

Yeh sorry. The rapid below the viaduct just above road bridge.
Tree not visible today.

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Re: tree in rapid above 1st road bridge on the lune

Post by Mike M » Sat Mar 16, 2013 9:09 am

The rapid & tree are just about visible from bridge that crosses the river heading into SedberghJust been up for a quick look & about a foot showing. You can paddle either side of it without too much of an issue (in some ways it appears to have made the river right route easier ?) really would n't want to risk a swim above it though !!
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Re: tree in rapid above 1st road bridge on the lune

Post by snuggle_bunny » Tue Mar 19, 2013 6:37 pm

tried to have a go at it with the chainsaw this afternoon but river level to high. will have another go when it drops but the blockage is now marked with a yellow, fluorescent work vest which is visible from a hundred feet or so upstream, just river left of centre. Folks with good maneuvering skills (and reflexes) might be able to get round it river right close as poss to the large angled slab of rock but watch your paddle

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