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Green Truss Whitewater Kayaking Trip on the White Salmon River

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Green Truss Info
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Put In:  Green Truss Bridge
Take Out:  BZ Corners
Difficulty:  Class IV to V+ @ 300 - 750 cfs , Class V to V+ @ 750 - 1,250 cfs
Gradient:  132 fpm
Run Length:  5 miles
Good Level:  300 - 1,250 cfs
Streamflow Comments: 

There is another gauge just below Husum Falls on Highway 141, the low level for this run is 2 feet, high levels for this run are 3 - 4 feet on this gauge

Season Comments:  January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Primary Season: 

This run usually has enough water to paddle all year long, during peak snowmelt season this run is usually too high.

Permit:  None presently required. User fee required at the take out parking area.
Character/Similar To:  This section of river contains many tall ledge drops, the tallest being Big Brother at 25 feet, and many challenging boulder gardens through tight gorges. First timers on this run will be scouting frequently. This is a classic summer time run when all other Washington steep creeks have dried up.
Hazards:  Many demanding class V drops with heavy consequences. Scout most every horizon line on the first run down. Also scout Zig-Zag canyon, the most difficult boulder garden rapid on the run.
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan
Land Ownership:  Public forest
Wilderness:  Yes
Location:  In the Pacific Region (WA), 181 miles (3 hours 9 minutes) South of Olympia
Shuttle Logistics: 

Take Out: From White Salmon take Highway 141 north to BZ Corner. The take out is in a well marked river access area. This parking area requires a user fee.

Put In: From the take out drive 4.7 miles north on Highway 141 and turn right onto a small dirt road. Put in at the first bridge, bring rope to line boats to river level.

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