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East Fork South Fork, Upper Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing Trip on the Salmon River-South Fork

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East Fork South Fork, Upper Info
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Put In:  Vibika Creek
Take Out:  Johnson Creek
Difficulty:  Class III , Class IV
Gradient:  123 fpm
Run Length:  3 miles
Current Streamflow:  128 cfs @ 09/30/2014 10:00 AM - JOHNSON CREEK AT YELLOW PINE ID, reading taken from USGS
Good Level:  250 cfs
Streamflow Comments: 
Season Comments:  May, June, July
Primary Season: 
Location:  In the Rocky Mtn Region (ID), of
Shuttle Logistics: 

To get to the put-in. Follow directions from the Johnson Creek run to Yellow Pine. From Yellow Pine head west three miles on 412. Park near the sign for Vibika Creek. The take-out is about a half a mile west of the Johnson Creek Rd junction. Take out under the bridge that crosses the East Fork South Fork of the Salmon.


East Fork South Fork, Upper on the Salmon River-South Fork

This is a small, technical creek with lots of rock gardens and chutes. It's an easy class IV to Quartz creek; watch for a river wide log jam. Just before Quartz is waterfall that should be scouted from the road on the way up. After the creek comes in, the run becomes more pool drop. A couple of good rapids end the run; the first being past the bridge in town. The river eases a bit before the last one. Stay to the left side of the island, but watch for logs. It ends with a bang at Johnson Creek.


Last Edited by josho on 5/23/2011
 



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