THe Upper Gunpowder has quite a few strainers in it following the passage of hurricane Isabel. Caution is advised for anyone contemplating running it, as shown in the these pictures, which were taken from river right on 9/29/2003 and are in sequence heading downstream. Gauge was reading about 2.15 feet at the Falls Road bridge at the time.
First drop, usually a pourover hole. Note tree extending out from river right.
Second drop, completely blocked by trees.
Third drop, with surfing hole, nearly blocked by trees.
Fourth drop, chute blocked by tree, possibly passable at higher levels.
Fifth drop, looks clear.
Sixth drop, looks clear.
Seventh drop, looks clear.
Eighth drop, with small surfing way and wide pool, looks clear. (This is where the trail from the Falls Road parking lot comes in.)