North Umpqua River – Pinball log is gone

The Forest Service just notified us that the log on the North Umpqua River which was entirely blocking Pinball rapid has been removed. The log was placed during the high water earlier in the year and remained until removed this last weekend. Until recently the rapid had still been navigable to by passing around the log on one of the sides but as the water dropped the path disappeared and an on shore portage became the only option.
Here are some pictures, Thanks to the Forest Service for the timely removal!

Pre-Removal after the water was too low to raft around
After Removal