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West Glacier, MT

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West Stillwater Whitewater Kayaking Trip on the Stillwater River

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West Stillwater Info
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Put In:  Initial Creek Campground
Take Out:  Nye
Difficulty:  Class IV , Class V
Gradient:  140 fpm
Run Length:  10 miles
Good Level:  500-750 cfs
Streamflow Comments: 

When flows are 2500 cfs to 3500 cfs on the Stillwater gauge, the West Stillwater might be in. 

Season Comments:  June
Primary Season: 
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 Columbus:

1. Head west on E Pike Ave toward Pratten St
105 ft
2. Take the 1st left onto MT-78 S/Pratten St
16.7 mi
3. Turn right at Co Rd 419/Nye Rd/Slims Ln
20.4 mi

Turn right and follow the Stillwater River Road to a bridge over the West Stillwater.

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

Get back on 419 and follow it for about six miles south of Nye.  Turn right on FR846 right after the mine and follow for about ten miles to the Initial Creek Campground.

West Stillwater on the Stillwater River

The run starts off slow and picks up speed as it descends to the Stillwater.  The action maximizes with a 300 foot mile during the fourth mile.  Scout for wood and plan for a long day of tight, technical creeking. 

Last Edited by josho on 5/25/2011

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