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South Fork Alsea River: Hubert McBee Memorial Park to Rock Quarry Weir Professional Review and Guide
"The South Fork Alsea River is a narrow stream runnable only during or shortly after substantial rains. It runs through the scenic coniferous forests of the Coast Range, although recent logging and road building have encroached upon its beauty. Many logs in, above, or under the water have accumulated in recent years. The upper 2 miles, down to the third concrete bridge, are a leisurely class 2 run with several small play spots at higher water levels. Around the corner below the third bridge is a drop that begins a 0.5-mile stretch of fairly continuous rapids. This stretch is a technical class 3 at lower water and a dynamic class 3 with chutes and twisting turns at high flow. The last third of the run flattens out somewhat but is punctuated by three steeply sloping ledges and several play spots."
--Pete Giordano & the Willamette Kayak and Canoe Club, Soggy Sneakers: A Paddler's Guide to Oregon's Rivers (The Mountaineers Books).
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