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Great Northern Whitewater Resort/Glacier River School
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West Glacier, MT

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Honeymooner Whitewater Kayaking Trip on the Clarks Fork Yellowstone River

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Put In:  Chief Joseph Hwy Bridge
Take Out:  Garbage Dump Road
Difficulty:  Class V
Gradient:  90 fpm
Run Length:  3 miles
Good Level:  1200-3000 cfs
Streamflow Comments: 
Season Comments:  June
Primary Season: 
Water Craft:  kayak
Location:  In the Rocky Mtn Region (MT,WY), of
Shuttle Logistics: 

To get to the put-in from Cooke City:

Head east on Hwy 212 to the Chief Joseph Hwy.  Head south about six miles to where the bridge crosses the river.  This is the take-out for Day Stretch. 

To get to the take-out:

Head five miles past the bridge.  Take a left on a dirt road with a sign for a garbage dump.  At the dump, continue left down a gnarly dirt road as far as you can to the river. 

Honeymooner on the Clarks Fork Yellowstone River

The run starts out mellow, but picks up intensity as it transitions into the canyon.  The first drop is Sinkhole, a right slot entry with a must move left to avoid the swirling sieve.  Not far after is Ralph's, a river wide pourover; scout left.  A few mellower drops lead to Big Nasty.  Be left as the river twists right, if you want to scout or portage.  Trixie, a powerful ledge pourover is next with some fast boulder garden action that leads into Crandall Creek rapid.  Stay to the right.  Take out on river right about a 1/4 mile downstream. 

Last Edited by josho on 5/25/2011

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