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Tributary-Crooked Fork Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing Trip on the Lochsa River

Tributary-Crooked Fork Info
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Put In:  Hopeful Creek
Take Out:  Brushy Fork
Difficulty:  Class III , Class IV , Class V
Run Length:  12 miles
Good Level:  200-600 cfs
Season Comments:  June
Location:  In the Rocky Mtn Region (ID), of
Shuttle Logistics: 

To reach the put-in, take Granite Pass Road from the top of Lolo Pass, drive six miles to the top of Granite Pass. Stay on the main road, drive about six more miles to the bridge crossing the Crooked Fork just below the confluence of Hopeful Creek. The take-out is the Hwy 12 bridge crossing the Crooked Fork at the bottom of Lolo Pass Grade.

Tributary-Crooked Fork on the Lochsa River

The run begins with a number of logjams and portages. After a couple of miles the gradient picks up with several bedrock water slides as a reward. After Boulder Creek, the volume doubles, and the next two miles are the best part of the run. There are two small gorges and with several challenging drops. After this section, the river mellows to class II and III for the last five miles.

Last Edited by bradgoet on 5/26/2011

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