At 4pm on Saturday, June 16th an intrepid group of swash-buckling crusaders, loaded their safety gear, fishing tackle, and ukuleles into their kayaks and embarked upon an episode of "Myth Busters" to de-bunk the fables of the South Kings. What they found (at 800 cfs at Roger's Crossing) was a terrific, spectacularly scenic boof stork sanctuary through a deep, tight canyon with all rapids scoutable, portageable, and runnable. I find it hard to believe that the boulders along the banks within the canyon (which enable scouting and portaging) would get wet with even double the flow we had (though the run would be ON).
If you name a rapid Raw Dawg falls because it has a 4-move locked-in lead in gorge, a wall-smearing 30 foot free-fall and a sieve that swallows the whole river in the run-out, that is good information, because that shit is Raw. If you keep a run on the down-low because you want to limit traffic and give others the thrill of discovery that you experienced without pre-conceived notions, that is cool too. But to proliferate mis-information is whack.
Maybe the river changed, maybe the collective consciousness has changed, maybe the threshold for fear (and/or loathing) has changed. In any event, the run is comparable in difficulty and has a similar flow window to the Garlic Falls run with which it should be paired (because hiking out is whack). Members in our group compared the quality of the 2-day experience to Clavey, S Merced, and other delights. Also, at the time in the season that the run flows, there are few other runs with which to compete.