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  Not really a big problem
  Posted by: pblanc on Dec-23-13 1:07 PM (EST)

-- Last Updated: Dec-23-13 1:44 PM EST --

Even if it is still there. It is visible from upstream and there is a gravel bar to the right side that provides a short carry around it.

It just looked to us at the time as if it was one of those "speedbump" logs that could be jumped. The first trunk was but the second one, partially obscured by the first, was not. With a bit more water, it would have been.

Pat was in front of our little group and he and I decided to go for it. After clearing the first trunk, his bow smacked the second and hung up. My wife and I, following behind him in a 16' tandem with two dogs, could not stop, and with the first trunk in the way there was really no room to maneuver. So we helped drive Pat and his canoe under and onward. The current was not horrendously strong, however, so we were able to pretty easily come broadside to the tree and lean into it, whereupon my wife and I got out on the trunk, and I lifted the canoe over with the dogs still in it.

Mike C., in the third canoe of our group, watched this unfold and wisely decided on the short carry around on the right side gravel bar.

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