Thursday, May 2, 2013


Click the panorama above for a larger version.
Our PFC is definitely NOT a "Private First Class."  Nope, our PFC stands for "Peak Flow Contest."  We drummed up the idea just about as soon as we arrived here in Idaho.  We had it up and running by 8 am on May Day.  Now, about 1.5 days later, our First Annual PFC is off to the races.

What you see in the panorama photo above is an awesome place.  It's the confluence of The Yankee Fork and The Salmon River at Sunbeam Village, just below the infamous, defunct Sunbeam Dam.

Our PFC is to guess when the flow peaks at this very spot.  The USGS gauge is perhaps 200 yards downstream so this is where the pedal hits the metal for The Upper Salmon River.

We made a great webpage describing how to enter the PFC and added all the data anyone would ever need to use to make an educated guess.  We guessed midnight May 14th.  This morning, the average May guess was May 22.  New entries have probably pushed that back toward May 19-20.  We will do the math tomorrow.

Here's the webpage:

So far in 36 hours, we have a couple dozen entrants.  It's gonna be interesting to see how it all shakes out.

BTW, here's another fun post on Sunbeam Dam:

And, just for grins, here's a link to two old photos of Joshua W. and me running Sunbeam on June 17th, Father's Day last year (2012):

Many Cheers!  jp

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