It’s a Dilly Rapid

Mile: 3.23

Rating: Class III

GPS:  35°36’0.98″N, 118°29’48.85″W

Description: This is the first significant rapid on the Lower Kern. It’s a long, splashy rapid that eventually makes a gentle right-hand turn. At the second portion of the rapid stay to the inside corner on the right avoiding the Dilly hole on river left. At high flows it’s a 50-50 crashing wave, and as the water drops, it turns into an unrunnable hole. At medium flows and lower the hole looks fine but should still be avoided.