The old Brick Factory on Bull Run
Bull Run is not a convenient run; it is just short of a 2 hr hike in with your boat through some rugged terrain (and yes, there are ticks). Still, it makes for a fun adventure as you pass the old foundation of a brick factory (shown above) and some interesting old mining remnants (shown below)
An engine of some sort
You also get a nice overlook of Kernville as you head up and over a saddle into the main part of the run.
Taking a rest and overlooking Kernville
After a little bushwacking and a recommended tick check, you get to the start of the run, indicated by a sweet falls into a giant pool with rope access to the top.
Using a boat to negotiate the falls is optional, but since we brought them all the way up, it seemed appropriate to go ahead and use them
Second lap (with a boat this time)
The run also has a pretty sweet 20 foot falls
Nice FallsAnd some fun slide/slot sections as well (watch out for the sticky hole at the bottom of one particular section)
Blocking the hole makes it harder for the next boat...
The finale is a set of fun slides before the river starts to loose its bedrock character and turn into a rocky jumble. At this point it is probably best to just put your boat back on your shoulder and hike back out to your car.
Ryo sliding the Bull
Overall it is a lot of work, but there are some fun drops and it makes for a fun adventure on a nice March Day. Did I mention to make sure you check for ticks?..
Last drop before walking out