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Old 06-09-2017, 07:41 AM   #1
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Been waiting for the flow to drop to friendly levels, and I think it's about there.

Gauge says 386 cfs now, dropping slowly, and a 25% chance of rain tonight. If they don't get significant rain and the gauge stays below 400 cfs I'd like to get on the creek.

Looking at easy class II at that level, about 3.5 miles. Plenty of mild waves, and 2 main rapids,which can be portaged. If you're just getting in to mild whitewater this would be a good trip for you. And it's warm enough that you won't need wetsuit or drytop for protection.

The weather is going to be in the 80's tomorrow, so it's going to be a wonderful day to get splashed by a couple of waves.

I'm not looking forward to hiking the shuttle, but will if I have to. Another paddler to set shuttle would be nice. Anyone interested in getting on the creek after lunch post up here, and I'll keep on checking.

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Old 06-12-2017, 11:17 AM   #2
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No takers on the trip, but my wife agreed to be shuttle bunny, so I got in a nice paddle in the afternoon.

Perfect weather, beautiful scenery, and just enough waves to make it fun. Around 300 cfs is a great level for checking out the run without having to worry about pushy water.

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Where did you put in and take out?

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I put in at Eckert Bridge, which is off the dead end Cheeseman Road. If it's your first time there, you can drive the rough dead end all the way down to the bridge - even if it looks like you can't.

The take out is at Harris Bridge, on Mountville Road. This gives about 3.5 miles on the water.

Saw an immature bald eagle and mountain laurel blooming on the run on Sunday. What a great place.

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Thanks, Steve. Glad you had a good run.
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