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

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Ross Creek Whitewater Kayaking Trip on the Kootenai River



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Ross Creek Info
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Put In:  Ross Creek Campground
Take Out:  Ross Creek Campground Road Bridge
Difficulty:  Class V , Portage Multiple
Gradient:  208 fpm
Run Length:  2 miles
Good Level:  2-4 feet
Streamflow Comments: 

There is a gauge on the bridge at the take-out. 

Season Comments:  May, June
Primary Season: 
Permit: 
Camping on River:  Yes, at the put-in.
Location:  In the Rocky Mtn Region (MT), of
Shuttle Logistics: 

To get to the take-out from Troy:

1. Head south on Yaak Ave toward E 4th St
351 ft
2. Continue onto St Regis Haul Rd
0.4 mi
3. Turn left at US-2 E/E Missoula Ave
Continue to follow US-2 E
2.4 mi
4. Turn right at MT-56 S/Bull Lake Rd
17.9 mi
5. Turn right at Natl Forest Develop Road 398 Rd
Drive one mile until you reach a bridge.

 

To get to the put-in from the take-out:

Cross the bridge and bear left on 398 Road.  The put-in is about 3.5 miles from the bridge at the first access back down to the river. 


Ross Creek on the Kootenai River

Below the put-in is a ledge drop.  As the river bends left, get out and scout Ross Creek Falls on the right.  Next is class IV through a series of log jams.  The river becomes a boof party with a bunch of boulder drops on down to the take-out. 


Last Edited by josho on 5/25/2011
 



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