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Secesh River Canyon Whitewater Kayaking Trip on the Salmon River-South Fork

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Secesh River Canyon Info
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Put In:  Chinook Campground
Take Out:  Ponderosa Campground
Difficulty:  Class IV , Class V , Portage
Gradient:  111 fpm
Run Length:  15 miles
Current Streamflow:  218 cfs @ 08/23/2014 10:45 AM - SF SALMON RIVER NR KRASSEL RANGER STATION ID, reading taken from USGS
Good Level:  1000 cfs
Streamflow Comments: 
Season Comments:  May, June
Primary Season: 
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan
Location:  In the Rocky Mtn Region (ID), of
Shuttle Logistics: 

To get to the take-out from McCall: 1. Head east on E Lake St toward N 3rd St 161 ft 2. Turn right at N 3rd St 328 ft 3. Take the 1st left onto Railroad Ave 0.2 mi 4. Turn right at Pine St 312 ft 5. Take the 1st left onto Roosevelt Ave 0.2 mi 6. Turn left at Hemlock St 112 ft 7. Take the 1st right toward Davis Ave 0.4 mi 8. Turn left at Davis Ave 0.1 mi 9. Take the 3rd right onto Lick Creek Rd 28.4 mi Ponderosa Campground To get to the put-in: 1. Head northwest on Lick Creek Rd 26.3 mi 2. Turn right at East Side Rd 6.5 mi 3. Turn right to stay on East Side Rd 148 ft 4. Turn right at Warren Wagon Rd 27.3 mi 5. Turn right toward National Forest Rd 080 0.2 mi 6. Continue straight onto National Forest Rd 080 0.8 mi Chinook Campground


Secesh River Canyon on the Salmon River-South Fork

This is a demanding class V run. The river starts out gently with the first rapid less than two miles below the put-in. About three miles down, above Loon Creek Back Bridge it picks up. Long tight rock gardens stream down to Blue Lake Creek. The rapids become harder on the way to Paradise Creek which is upstream of a long complex rapid that dumps into a series of pools. The portage is on the left at the end of these pools. The first rapid after these pools is the Miracle Mile. The crux move is a powerful chute in the middle of the rapid. The canyon opens up for the last two miles. Always be on the lookout for logs.


Last Edited by bradgoet on 5/26/2011
 



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