Split Rock river in Minnesota, huge level, 6 inches above Mordor.
Paddling with John McConville, Scott White, Ben Kinsella, and Kiley Eversole.
The Gauge for this run is a couple of simple spray paint marks on a bridge, there is a lower and a higher line the low one is marked with a S and the upper has a M located next to it. The wise boating community in Northern Minnesota has refereed to the S as the Shire level and to M as Mordor.
John McConville and my descent at a solid 6-10 inches above Mordor leaves me pondering for a new term... SMOG?!