Powerhouse Rapid / Ti’lomikh Falls

Powerhouse Rapid/Ti’lomikh Falls Rapid caps of the Nugget section with a counterintuitive entrance, and a large drop at the end (5-8 feet depending on flows).

The entrance to Powerhouse is on the right channel, around a big rock island. At the bottom of this rock island, ferry hard across the river to reach the final channel on river left. Enter this channel through a small chute, which has the most room on the right side. Do your best to hit the final drop with a slight left angle. There’s a small lateral wave just above the drop that can mess with your angle. At higher flows, this can be a much bigger problem. Below this drop is a very deep pool, known by boaters as the “Green Room”. In the late summer months, there is a blackberry bush with DELICIOUS berries.

If you are unable to make the ferry into the main, you’ll be heading down a channel on the right, which is known as Mugger’s Alley (due to a combination of getting smacked by rocks as well as branches. This line is definitely not recommended, as you’ll just be bouncing along some shallow rocks, and you’ll miss the big drop!