Tom, the Enoree where we paddle has lots of downfall in the river which are constantly changing. It floods off and on during the year. It’s flow ranges from 200-5,000 cfs. We have cancel 2 paddles this year because of flows of 2,000. A flooding river with sweepers at night without a PFD… did they rule suicide?
Even though there are ramps where we put in there has never been a power boat that I have seen except where they can come up it a way from the Broad River, and only once did we see a john boat with a couple of duck hunters.
We don’t carry a chain saw, and only cut a few small limbs to make it passable for the canoe. I am posting a couple of photos to demonstrate what it looks like.
These are all the same spot. We cut a a couple of limbs so we could pull through the jam. The third photo is what this jam looked like a couple of years latter
Two other methods that don’t require a saw.