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West Glacier, MT

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Fred Burr Creek Whitewater Kayaking Trip on the Bitterroot River

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Fred Burr Creek Info
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Put In:  Four Miles Above the Trailhead
Take Out:  Trailhead
Difficulty:  Class IV + 200 cfs , Class V 300 cfs
Gradient:  230 fpm
Run Length:  4 miles
Good Level:  100-300 cfs
Streamflow Comments: 

Calculate 5% of the Bitterroot flow at Darby.

Season Comments:  May, June, July
Primary Season: 
Location:  In the Rocky Mtn Region (MT), of
Shuttle Logistics: 

To get to the take-out from Victor:

1. Head north on Martin St toward 5th Ave
56 ft
2. Take the 1st right onto 5th Ave
0.2 mi
3. Turn right at US-93 S
3.2 mi
4. Turn right at Bear Creek Rd
2.3 mi
5. Turn left at Red Crow Rd
1.5 mi
6. Continue onto Fred Burr Rd
Follow the dirt road to until ends at the trailhead parking area.

To get to the put-in:

Head up the trail for about a half mile; turn right on a forest service road.  In a couple hundred yards head left.  Hike west with the creek on the right.  Check the volume at the first bridge.  Hike another 3.5 miles to where the road gets close to the creek in a meadow area. 

Fred Burr Creek on the Bitterroot River

The run starts with some boulder fields and brushy channels.  After about a half-mile, the creek heads through a canyon.  Watch for logs.  Joust must be looked out for.  It is a drop with a chest high log at the bottom of a sloping ramp.  Scout or portage left well ahead of the ramp.  Next comes Pinch; scout on the left.  The bridge is a possible take-out, but the biggest drop, End Zone, is one of the best.  After End Zone, get right and hike back towards the trail. 

Last Edited by josho on 5/23/2011

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