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Dee to Tucker Bridge - East Fork Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing Trip on the Hood River



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Dee to Tucker Bridge - East Fork Info
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Put In:  Dee
Take Out:  Tucker Bridge
Difficulty:  Class III , Class IV
Gradient:  66 ft/mi
Run Length:  7.5 miles
Current Streamflow:  607 cfs @ 12/14/2016 10:30 AM - HOOD RIVER AT TUCKER BRIDGE, NEAR HOOD RIVER, OR, reading taken from USGS
Flow Information (phone):  About two-thirds of the flow at Tucker Bridge
Good Level:  500 to 2,500 cfs
Streamflow Comments: 

Good level is 4.5 - 6 feet

Season Comments:  January, February, March, April, May, October, November, December
Primary Season: 

Rainy and Snowmelt

Permit:  None presently required
Character/Similar To:  Continuous Class IV and high water. Class III with some technical IV's at low water.
Hazards:  Multiple technical class IV drops
Land Ownership:  forest with some private
Wilderness:  No
Location:  In the Pacific Region (OR), 121 miles Northeast of Salem
Area Name:  Pacific West
Shuttle Logistics: 

Put-in: From I-84 and Hood River, Oregon, take exit 62 and follow the signs toward Odell, Oregon, taking a right at the sign for Dee-Lost Lake Road. Cross the bridge at the mill in Dee and take a left into the parking lot on river left. The put-in is about 50 yards downriver.

Take-out: Backtrack about 7 miles to Tucker Bridge. Take-out on river right under the bridge.


Dee to Tucker Bridge - East Fork on the Hood River

For the first couple of miles this run consists of class III+/IV pool drop rapids. One of the hardest rapids on the run is .5 miles below the put in. After you pass the confluence with the West Fork of the Hood the river becomes continuous class III, at higher water this section becomes class IV with a very big water feel. The next significant rapid is shortly before you reach the take out at Tucker Bridge were the river splits around an island and most of the water goes through the right channel. Take out at Tucker Bridge.


Last Edited by josho on 5/3/2011
 

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