Scales Rapid

Scales Rapid on the Gauley River in West Virginia

This is the first major rapid downstream of Pillow Rock. An undercut boulder exists in the center of the channel towards the bottom of the rapid. It can be missed both to the left and the right. At fall levels, there is a surf hole in the middle of the river below the rapid with a nice return eddy on the right bank.

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Scales Rapid at 2800 cfs (from upstream)

Scales Rapid at 2800 cfs (from right bank)