The river starts with some read and run rapids that are pretty manky. After about a mile the river drops into a gorge that is noticeably steeper. There are several big rapids in this section. The steep section ends at the confluence with Brushy Creek. There were a few more note worthy rapids but for the most part it was read and run from Brushy Creek down.
Take-out - from La Porte Rd turn on to Scales Rd, and follow it to a "T". Turn right; the road is steep and narrow and required 4 wheel drive. Park just above the confluence with North Yuba.
Put-in - from take-out, return to the "T" and head the other direction; this is Scales Rd. We parked at a land slide that had washed out the road.
Narrative copyright 2012 Ben Coleman. This page was last updated May 6, 2012.