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Hells Canyon Shuttle, Inc
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Oxbow, OR

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Wilderness Run Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing Trip on the Santiam River - Middle Fork

Wilderness Run Info
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Put In:  NF 2041
Take Out:  Green Peter Lake
Difficulty:  Class III , Class IV Pool Drop
Gradient:  65 fpm
Run Length:  20 miles
Current Streamflow:  830 cfs @ 12/14/2016 09:15 AM - QUARTZVILLE CREEK NEAR CASCADIA, OR, reading taken from USGS
Good Level:  700 - 1500 cfs
Streamflow Comments:  No Gauge for this section exists. For an accurate reading subtract the flow of Quartzville Near Cascadia from the total inflow to Green Peter Lake.
Season Comments:  January, February, March, April, October, November, December
Primary Season:  Rainy and snowmelt seasons, this section only runs after a few days of heavy rain, or a few days of very warm weather
Permit:  None presently required
Character/Similar To:  Very long stretch of river and very isolated wilderness area. Technical class III/IV pool drop rapids.
Hazards:  This run is very remote and committing. Snow can often block access to roads.
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan
Wilderness:  yes
Location:  In the Pacific Region (OR), of
Shuttle Logistics: 

Take Out: The take out is located at Whitcomb County Park. To reach the take out from Sweet Home go east on US 20 and turn left onto Quartzville Road. Continue up river on Quartzville Road for 11 miles to reach Whitcomb County Park.

Put In: From the take out return to US 20 and continue east. At Upper Soda turn left onto NF 2041 follow this road until it dead ends at a trailhead. From the trailhead hike a few hundred yards to the river.

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