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

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Stix and Stones Whitewater Kayaking Trip on the Clarks Fork Yellowstone River



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Stix and Stones Info
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Put In:  Chief Joseph Trailhead
Take Out:  Fox Creek Campground
Difficulty:  Class V +
Gradient:  209 fpm
Run Length:  4.7 miles
Good Level:  200-500 cfs
Streamflow Comments: 

Flows on the Belfry gauge should be 800-1600 cfs. 

Season Comments:  May, June, July
Primary Season: 
Permit: 
Water Craft:  kayak
Camping on River:  Yes, at the put-in and take-out.
Location:  In the Rocky Mtn Region (MT,WY), of
Shuttle Logistics: 

To get to the put-in from Cooke City:

1. Head south on Miller Rd toward N Huston St
2.1 mi
2. Turn right at N Huston St
0.1 mi
3. Take the 2nd left onto US-212 E/Main St
3.3 mi

Head to the Chief Joseph Trailhead.

To get to the take-out from Cooke City:


1. Head south on Miller Rd toward N Huston St
2.1 mi
2. Turn right at N Huston St
0.1 mi
3. Take the 2nd left onto US-212 E/Main St
This road may be seasonally closed
6.9 mi


Stix and Stones on the Clarks Fork Yellowstone River

The first couple of miles on this run involve slogging around a lot of wood.  The runnability increases the further down you get.  Chicken Head Falls is the first big feature marked by a center pillar rock shaped like its name.  It consists of a fifteen footer and a ten footer back to back followed by a slide.  Dead Moose Falls, a tough twelve footer comes next.  More class V leads to a steep gorge; portage right.  Another twenty footer downstream leads into a class V rapid.  The run mellows for a bit before another half mile of class V boulder garden.  Then it mellows to the take-out. 


Last Edited by josho on 5/25/2011
 



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