A log blocks the middle and right channels in fishladder rapid which is approximately 2 miles below the olallie put in. The hazard is difficult to see until you are committed to your line. Currently, the only safe line is to enter on the extreme river left and maintain that line. The river is a bit pushy and does tend to want to push you toward the middle of the channel and this hazard.
The forest service has not, as of yet, posted a warning at the olallie put in.
For those who are not familiar with the area, the entire fishladder rapid can be scouted from the high bank on river right. This location can be easily reached by vehicle and a short walk. To get there, you cross the river bridge at mile post 17 (north of the McKenzie pass highway turn off) on highway 126. This is the pull in where most of the river rafting groups launch from. Anyway, after crossing the bridge continue up the gravel road until the road takes a sharp left (approximately 3/4 of a mile). Stop at the locked gate and walk the road approximately 200 feet.
Please feel free to pass this information about the hazard and viewpoint to others.
Thanks to G.O. for the notice ~ updated May 27, 2013
* "Dedicated river channel Boaters are cautioned to use the northern river channel to navigate under the
work bridge and past the construction project. As the river levels
change, watch for more floating debris and obstacles in the river