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Tributary-White Sand Creek, Upper Whitewater Kayaking Trip on the Lochsa River

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Tributary-White Sand Creek, Upper Info
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Put In:  Big Flat Creek
Take Out:  Colt Creek Cabin
Difficulty:  Class IV , Class V
Gradient:  145 feet per mile
Run Length:  4 miles
Good Level:  250-700 cfs
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Season Comments:  June
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Location:  In the Rocky Mtn Region (ID), of
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Follow the same directions as Big Sand Creek. Hike four miles upstream to put-in.

Tributary-White Sand Creek, Upper on the Lochsa River

This is an expert run with a four mile hike to the put-in. Just above the confluence with Big Sand Creek, the stream constricts to a miniature gorge, with 20 to 40 foot granite walls that rise straight out of the water. It has been run, but is not recommended. Nearly 20 drops of 4 to 8 feet with tons of pinning potential make this a dangerous section. As always, watch for wood.

Last Edited by bradgoet on 5/26/2011

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