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Panther Creek, Upper Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing Trip on the Salmon River



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Panther Creek, Upper Info
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Put In:  Trapper Flat Campground
Take Out:  Birch Creek Campground
Difficulty:  Class III , Class IV , Class V , Portage 2
Gradient:  108 fpm
Run Length:  8 miles
Good Level:  600 cfs
Streamflow Comments: 
Season Comments:  May, June
Primary Season: 
Camping on River:  Yes, at the put-in or take-out.
Location:  In the Rocky Mtn Region (ID), of
Shuttle Logistics: 

To get to the take-out from Salmon: 1. Head northeast on S St Charles St toward Main St 203 ft 2. Take the 1st left onto US-93 N/Main St 0.2 mi 3. Take the 2nd right to stay on US-93 N 21.0 mi 4. Turn left at National Forest Development Rd 30/Salmon River Rd 19.8 mi 5. Turn right to stay on National Forest Development Rd 30/Salmon River Rd 6.7 mi 6. Turn left at National Forest Development Rd 055/Panther Creek Rd 6.8 mi Birch Creek To get to the put-in: 1. Head southeast on National Forest Development Rd 055/Panther Creek Rd toward Nat for Dev Rd 058 7.7 mi Trapper Flat


Panther Creek, Upper on the Salmon River

This is a continuous run from top to bottom with at least 8 good rapids. The first rapid is a short III-IV rock garden that is followed by a long tight rapid. The gradient eases and then accelerates into a mellow rock garden leading into a tight class V. The run out is long and technical. The top of the portage is marked by several large boulders on the left; portage on the road. A couple of mile long rapids remain before the take-out.


Last Edited by josho on 5/18/2011
 

Towns near Panther Creek, Upper Kayaking

Hailey Idaho
Ketchum Idaho
Sun Valley Idaho


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