I do still exist (I seem to keep saying this).
It finally rained in New England, and I got to
test out my elbow pads on paddle Bull Branch of the Sunday River on Saturday. Or in other terms, I hucked Frenchman's Hole in a kayak with a reasonable amount of water (hucked it in a playboat with an unreasonable amount before).
To put in we drove to the end of the road, and then hiked up for two more drops. I think a more normal run is from Goose Eye Brook down. Our efforts at hiking up further were just rewarded by an upper gorge we had to portage, as reasonably setting safety would have involved quite a lot of work.
Some of the other guys ran the slides on Goose Eye Brook which is a tributary that I've looked at and hiked along in the past.
I've heard swimming into this eddy is a bad idea. The undercut on the opposite side of the drop is a bad idea also.