The first part of the run is mostly class II with some flatwater.
Mile .75: When you pass under the first bridge the first class III is just around the corner. The first rapid can be easily scouted from an eddy at the top of the rapid on river right. This rapid offers great warm up eddy hopping with a small hole at the bottom in the center. Shortly after this, another bridge crosses the river, marking the second class three rapid. This rapid is easily boat scouted by experienced boaters. Scouting is possible on river right but it is on private property.
Mile 1(The Wright Stuff Rapid): A left bend in the river and a small horizon line marks the first very technical class IV rapid. The Wright Stuff is easily portaged and scouted on a trail on river right. This rapid should be scouted for wood frequently. The rapid becomes very wide and shallow, and should be run left of center. A good landmark for this rapid is a very large bush to the left of the main channel that you paddle right next to. At higher flows there are many lines through this rapid.
Mile 1.25(Flumes of Doom Rapid): A long pool separates the Flumes of Doom from The Wright Stuff. This rapid is easily noticed by a large horizon line scattered with boulders. Enter the top portion of the drop on river right and make a strong ferry to river left into a large eddy. This drop can be scouted either from the eddy or from shore. Run down the center and boof right. There is a short section of read and run class III just below this drop with many eddies.
Mile 2(T-Rex Rapid): After a short section of read and run class III the river takes a bend to the right and brings you to the top of T-Rex. This rapid can be scouted from either side of the river but does require some hiking. Lead into the rapid in the center of the main channel. The short 2 foot drop can be run one of two ways. You can catch an eddy on river right and sneak down the right side. Or you can make the boof move in the center over a hole that is sticky at some flows.
Mile 3(Ogre Rapid): After a mile of class III boogie water, you will arrive at the final large horizon line. Keep an eye out for this horizon line; it is quick to sneak up on unaware boaters. Catch an eddy on river right well above the horizon line to scout this drop. Enter this drop left of center near the pour over on river left with some right momentum. Make sure to avoid the house rock at the bottom. Below Ogre is a short section of class III ledges, be careful here and look for wood.
Mile 5(Take out): After a couple miles of class II and III read and run the take out is near when the river slows to class I. Take out either on river right in Tumalo State Park or river left just past the park.